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Journalism BA (Hons)
Journalism BA (Hons)

Journalism BA (Hons)

  • ID:RGU440179
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • SQA Higher: BBBB to include English.

  • GCE A Level: BCC to include English.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H3H3 to include English at H2.

  • IB Diploma: 28 to include Higher Level English at grade 5.

English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

Course Information

Robert Gordon University offers an intensive and practical BA (Hons) Journalism degree that will equip you with the key skills needed for a rewarding career in Journalism or related industries. Our multimedia course provides you with critical knowledge and specialist theoretical, analytical and production skills for working in this fast-paced environment.

The course has an emphasis on practical learning with a grounding in the theoretical aspects of journalistic practice. You will gain practical experience in reporting across print, broadcast, and electronic platforms. You will learn first-hand from experienced journalists by participating in ‘live’ news days, visiting local broadcasting organisations, and listening to guest speakers. You will study how news is sourced, regulated, produced, and consumed, and examine the effects of this on different audiences, developing transferable skills which are essential for the wider media profession.

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 Stage 1, Semester 1,

  •   CB1290,   Visual Culture and Design, ,

  •   CB1334,   Introduction to the Media Industries, ,

  •   CB2272,   News Writing, ,

Stage 1, Semester 2, ,

  •   BS1258,   Introduction To Media Law, , ,

  •   CB1259,   Broadcast Journalism and Production, , ,

  •   CB1288,   Digital Media Platforms And Practices, , ,

Stage 2,   Semester 1,  

  •   CB2157,   Features Writing,  ,

  •   CB2291,   Media Semiotics And Discourse,  ,

  •   CB2298,   Audio Journalism,  ,

Stage 2,   Semester 2,  ,

  •   CB2253,   Public Relations,  , ,

  •   CB2257,   Web Design,  , ,

  •   CB3924,   Magazine Journalism,  , ,

Stage 3, Semester 1

  •   CB3170,   Study Abroad 6

  •   CB3246,   Video Journalism

  •   CB3341,   Study Abroad 5

  •   CB3343,   Study Abroad 7

  •   CB3344,   Study Abroad 8

  •   CB3350,   Media History

  •   CB3985,   Professional Practice (Year long)

  •   BS2271,   Advanced Law For Journalists,

  •   CBM036,   Politics and the Media,

Stage 3, Semester 2, ,

  •   CB3347,   Study Abroad 9, ,

  •   CB3348,   Study Abroad 10, ,

  •   CB3349,   Study Abroad 11, ,

  •   CB3926,   Research in the Creative Industries, ,

  •   CB3942,   Study Abroad 12, ,

  •   CB3984,   Professional Practice (12 week), ,

  •   CB3985,   Professional Practice (Year long), ,

  •   CB3063,   Freelancing for Media Professionals, ,

  •   CB3983,   Professional Practice (6 week), ,

  Stage 4,   Semester 1,

  •   CB4020,   Media Strategy and Innovation,  ,

  •   CB4302,   Research Methods,  ,

  •   CBM131,   Digital Journalism In Practice,  ,

  •   CB4160,   Postmodern Culture,  ,

  •   CB4173,   Celebrity Culture,  ,

Stage 4,   Semester 2,  ,

  •   CB4322,   Research Project,  , ,

  •   CB4326,   Investigative Journalism,  , ,

  •   CB4257,   Political Communication,  , ,

  •   CB4276,   Women And The Media,  , ,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Journalism is a powerful industry and a rewarding career choice. People are increasingly seeking information and inspiration from the media, which creates a demand for multimedia journalists who have critical knowledge and specialist theoretical, analytical and production skills.


Possible careers range from press, radio, television and online as well as public relations and media management.

Previous  BA Journalism graduates of Robert Gordon University have gone on to pursue the following careers:

  • Print and Online Journalism 

  • Broadcast Journalism

  • Publishing 

They work for organisations including:

  • BBC Scotland

  • STV North

  • Original 106 

  • The Press and Journal 

  • Evening Express 

Students with degrees in Journalism are also entering Communications, Sales and Marketing roles.

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OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

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