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.
Why study Journalism at Strathclyde?
Studying journalism at the University of Strathclyde, you'll be learning at an award-winning academic institution. A 5-star QS-rated university, we were named Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019 - the only university to win the award twice.
We’re 7th in the UK for Communication & Media Studies in the Complete University Guide 2021.
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.
I have learned how to do news writing, broadcast and video. Also I have learned way to investigate. The course has taught me what a journalist is.
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!
A highlight from my degree was the contacts I made. From my fellow students (who I am still friends/colleagues and bridesmaid for) to the lecturers and guest speakers.