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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

A career in journalism in the digital age requires new, creative ways of engaging audiences in honest and ethical reporting.

This is the only double-accredited journalism degree in Scotland. The Multimedia Journalism degree from Glasgow Caledonian University has National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) accreditation. Your degree is validated by the best in the industry and gives you access to a wide range of benefits.

Our academic staff are experienced journalists with excellent industry contacts. Experts from the BBC, STV, Newsquest and The Scotsman frequently deliver guest lectures. Working with industry partners, you can access mentorship support, placements and extracurricular opportunities. This industry-based experience will boost your CV and career prospects.

Assessment and Teaching Methods

Your print and broadcast skills will be assessed based on the NCTJ and BJTC criteria and marking schemes. Guest tutors from industry are frequently involved in teaching and contribute to your assessment. All practical journalism assessments are submitted and assessed electronically online or produced and marked live if broadcast productions.

In year 4, you will complete a double-module professional project or portfolio of your best journalism. This will contribute the same weighting towards your Honours marks as your dissertation. You will write and submit practical journalism items at least once per fortnight, and in some subjects, once per week. Blogs and wikis are also used to build your knowledge and understanding step-by-step. These are also good tools for pooling ideas together with classmates and learning collaboratively.

In year 3, you will produce live 'Newsdays' weekly. Working in teams, you will originate, produce and present radio and TV news bulletins, newspapers and online news pages. You will take part in practical workshops using industry-standard radio & TV studios, newsroom and edit suites. Full-time and guest industry tutors will oversee your work.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,000per year

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Glasgow Caledonian University

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  • Campus address

    Glasgow Caledonian University, City Campus, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G4 0BA, Scotland

The Glasgow campus is in the heart of a city known for being welcoming and affordable – voted one of the top 10 best cities in the world (Time Out 2019).
GCU can help international students with their visa application, finding accommodation and with English language, helping them to settle in and feel at home.
GCU believes education is for everyone – with a wide range of generous scholarships to help ensure that courses are accessible for all.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 97 7

    91st out of 113 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    164 82%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    144 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%



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