Our subjectsJournalism degrees

What is journalism?

Journalism is the activity of gathering, assessing, creating and presenting news and information.

Why study journalism?

By studying journalism, you are putting yourself at the heart of one of the most important industries.

People rely on journalism 24/7 and the media industry now is as diverse and exciting as it has ever been. Journalism offers excellent opportunities for fun, successful and diverse careers.

With the ever-expanding world of online and social media, the need for honest, reliable and factual journalism is arguably never been more important. 

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Why study Journalism at Strathclyde?

Studying journalism at the University of Strathclyde, you'll be learning at an award-winning academic institution - the only to have won Times Higher Education University of the Year twice!

Studying journalism at Strathclyde, you’ll work in the University’s simulated news environment. You’ll report externally using mobile media, online programmes and various apps, which will make your skills transferable to various situations. Our strong relations with the media industry, third sector and government organisations in Glasgow and Scotland allow us to host many external speakers as guest lecturers in various classes or as extracurricular talks and events on campus.

We also organise field trips to newsrooms in Glasgow, such as BBC, STV, The Herald, Radio Clyde, etc. and work continuously with students on ideas for future professional events.

Postgraduate support

Access a wealth of support and resources for postgraduate study. Details on the application process, accommodation, fees and other useful information can be found here.    

Postgraduate support

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Media and communication technologies shape how we organise our societies and how we deal with one another. More than this, communication influences our sense of what it is to be human. If the world is to be a better, more intelligent and more ethical place, the need for successful, persuasive and ethical ethical communication becomes ever keener.
Michael Higgins
Programme leader

Our students

Media and Communication student Qinrui Li

Qinrui Li, China

MLitt Media & Communication

I think the existing support of Strathclyde is great. In fact, when I applied to Strathclyde, I didn't know how to do it at all, but Rona, an employee of Strathclyde, gave me a lot of help and gave me the most powerful support when I was helpless.
Media and Communication student Kyndall Green

Kyndall Green, United States

MLitt Media & Communication

The professors are a great support system, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s hard to find highlights as I haven’t travelled to campus, but the professors have been an excellent and open resource to make the academic year feel as normal as possible.
Taylor McDaniel MLitt Digital Journalism student

Taylor McDaniel, United States

MLitt Digital Journalism

I really enjoy how practical and useful my programme has been so far. We're not just learning theory, we're doing hands on journalism creation and production. This is not only very helpful for future career prospects, it's really fun too!
Digital Journalism student Abheet Raghav

Abheet Raghav, India

MLitt Digital Journalism

My experience so far at the University of Strathclyde has been beyond satisfactory in the challenging circumstances due to COVID-19. Despite so many restrictions, the university left no page unturned when it comes to providing an efficient learning experience along with inviting a range of guest lecturers. This certainly has been the highlight for me.