Humanities Journalism, Media & Communication

As well as carrying out ground-breaking research into a range of media topics, we also offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in journalism where our students work with internationally-recognised academics and highly experienced journalists.

Undergraduate study

BA in Journalism, Media & Communication

The media industry now is as diverse and exciting as it has ever been, and offers tremendous opportunities for fun, successful and diverse careers.

This popular and established subject can be studied as joint degree with another subject. You can combine it with English, History, French, Spanish, Economics, Education, Human Resource Management, Law, Social Work and Social Policy, Psychology and Politics.

Read more about the BA in Journalism, Media & Communication with English or the complete list of Journalism, Media & Communication courses

Postgraduate study

Our taught graduate programme combine academic excellence in journalism studies with professional education to industry standards.

We offer a taught Masters degree in:

MLitt Digital Journalism

This course will equip you with the skills to produce multimedia news and features. You’ll develop sound analytical, ethical and entrepreneurial skills in order to perform at a high level in the digital media world.

Find out further information on MLitt Digital Journalism.

MLitt Media & Communication

The course will provide media and communication professionals with an informed and critical perspective on the future of communications, and future researchers and academics will gain advanced skills in media and communications.

It draws on the expertise of Strathclyde’s internationally-renowned media and communications academic staff, including experts in strategic communication, media and communication theory, media ethics, gender and the media, and mediated populism.

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MSc Applied Gender Studies

The MSc Applied Gender Studies degree at Strathclyde is a Masters-level course for those who wish to study how gender ‘works’ in relation to other structural inequalities such as race, sexuality, class and disability within society.

If you wish to pursue a career in the charitable, education, government or civil service or the heritage sectors then this course is ideally suited to you. It will also appeal to those who may already be working within an organisation with a strong interest in gender in society.

The Programme Director is Karen Boyle, Professor of Feminist Media Studies.

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PhD Study

We have considerable experience in PhD supervision and welcome new applicants, particularly within our four key areas of research: Gender and Media; Political Communications; Social Media; and Media, Health, Wellbeing & Trauma.

Recent and current PhD projects supervised by Journalism, Media and Communication studies colleagues include: gender and politics in the Scottish public sphere; fandom, media and gender in Scottish women’s football; transcultural fandom and K-pop; rape discourse on social media; beauty norms in anti-violence campaigns; the history of the feminist anti-violence movement in Scotland; female cannibalism in literature and film; female supporting roles in Hollywood; and the real and mediatised beach body.

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Research in Journalism, Media & Communication at Strathclyde is focused on contemporary media practices and representations. There are four key areas which define Journalism, Media and Communication research at Strathclyde: Gender and Media; Political Communications; Social Media; and Media, Health, Wellbeing and Trauma.

Within this, we have particular strengths in the analysis of the UK/Scottish media landscape and our staff – and postgraduate students – work closely with a wide range of external partners.

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