Bagus Saragih, Digital Journalism (MLitt)

Bagus Saragih


Indonesian student Bagus Saragih came to Strathclyde to study a postgraduate course in Digital Journalism. Find out what Bagus enjoys most about the course and how he hopes to use skills he has learned to benefit his homeland.

Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?

I am a journalist who wants to advance my education in journalism. 

Strathclyde is one of the few UK universities offering a journalism course that is specific to the need of journalists who want to pursue a career in the media.

MLitt Digital Journalism understands the growing technology and it suits the future of journalism world where readers are vastly shifting from analogue to digital media.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

My course offers a great amount of practical learning which I think is, not only very useful for my career, but also a very enjoyable way to study. The knowledge we have from taught modules are implemented in our project which is a real-life journalism.

What specialist knowledge and professional skills have you developed studying your course?

Entrepreneurial journalism and media ethics are among the most useful areas for me. The knowledge will make me a better journalist and I hope I can also use it as a contribution to a better journalism in my country, Indonesia.

How is your course helping you to enhance your current career and prepare you for your future career?

As I mentioned, the future of the media world is digital platforms. I believe with the knowledge of digital journalism I can offer journalistic products that are more suitable to the vast-growing online readers. This is what media companies today need, therefore, I am confident I can see much brighter career in the future.

What are your ambitions for the future and how do you think your postgraduate degree, and your time at Strathclyde, will help you to achieve your goals?

My passion in journalism is always about providing information to the people to make constructive and positive changes to the society. My postgraduate degree at Strathclyde will help develop my capacity for the purpose, offering an opportunity to contribute better for my country and its people.