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Creative & Cultural Business
Journalism MSc
Journalism MSc

Journalism MSc

  • ID:RGU440298
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,720.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,720.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject area.

  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

  • Applicants who successfully achieve the RGU Pre-Masters Graduate Certificate Creative and Cultural Business are also eligible to apply or this Masters.

English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

Course Information

Robert Gordon University offers a MSc Journalism course, which focuses on the study of news and current affairs journalism in all its guises – from ‘traditional’ print, radio and TV coverage to the increasingly interactive approaches of news gathering and reporting to audiences of today’s online, digital and emerging multimedia platforms.

The MSc Journalism course covers everything from the study of news, reporting styles, interview techniques and media law to more technical aspects of producing newspapers, news websites and online magazines, and radio and TV news bulletins. You will develop an impressive portfolio of transferable skills, ranging from the ability to write lively, succinct copy to tight deadlines, to the confidence to pitch story ideas, design your own web pages and record, edit and produce your own broadcast and online news items.

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Stage 1, Semester 1,

  •   BSM128,   Media Law,

  •   CBM066,   Media Industries,

  •   CBM129,   News Writing,

  •   CBM131,   Digital Journalism In Practice,

Stage 1, Semester 2,

  •   CBM036,   Politics and the Media,

  •   CBM130,   Broadcast Journalism,

  •   CBM314,   Professional Industry Experience,

  •   CBM839,   Methods, Metrics And Analytics,

Stage 1, Semester 3,

  •   CBM101,   Research Project,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Opportunities exist in broadcasting organisations such as:

  • BBC

  • STV

  • Northsound

  • Original FM

Graduates have secured employment at an array of news outlets, from local DC Thomson-owned newspapers the Aberdeen Press and Journal and Evening Express to the Perthshire Advertiser and Original FM. One student gained valuable experience at BBC Sports in Salford and covered the 2016 Rio Olympics and Wimbledon. Others have reached executive positions in the wider communications field, including Edrington Group and global PR agency Weber Shandwick.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

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