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    Description

    It is designed for writers and broadcasters who want to be at the sharp end of journalism, introducing them to the different approaches necessary for news, features, radio, television and the web.

    There is theory in the form of modules on Media Policy and Analysis and Marketing and Management, but the emphasis is very firmly on acquiring tools of the trade including shorthand and the use of sophisticated recording and editing equipment.

    The teaching staff are highly experienced journalists and editors, while senior staff from news organisations like the BBC, STV, Newsquest and The Scotsman Publications visit regularly to deliver lectures, advise and mentor.

    The BA/BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism has a unique training agreement with The Herald and Times newspaper group, providing paid shift work experience. There are also overseas exchange opportunities at one of our partner institutions in the USA.

    Graduates have embarked on careers with The Herald, Sunday Herald, The Scotsman, Holyrood magazine, Daily Record, BBC and STV, to name but a few.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year 1: An introduction to the industry standard equipment used with practical modules such as news writing styles for newspapers, radio, television and the web, as well as the key industry requirements of Shorthand.

    Year 2: Media Policy and Analysis, Marketing and Management modules combined with producing a range of real world news and feature stories, meeting regular deadlines for a variety of assignments.

    Year 3: Advanced Reporting explores specialist areas including court, investigative and political journalism.

    Year 4: An Honours dissertation in your specialist area mixed with modules such as Ethical and Editorial Management.

    Work Placement: The programme has a unique training agreement with the Herald and Times newspaper group which offers paid shift work.

    Exchange: Overseas exchange opportunities exists with partner institutions in the USA.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    English Language Requirements

    CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    Higher: ABBB, A Level: BBC, ILC: ABBB.
    Note: Applicants will be interviews and tested before a place is offered.

    Essential subjects: English or Media Studies (Higher/ILC-H).

    FE college students: Contact us or visit www.gcu.ac.uk/study for a copy of our College Student Supplement.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Glasgow Caledonian University.

    Accreditation

    This programme is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

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