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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.

Find out further information on MLitt Media & Communication .

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.

Find our further information on MSc Applied Gender Studies .

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.

Find a supervisor in Journalism, Media & Communication .

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.

Find out more about research .

Find details on Journalism research and academic staff .

Research degrees are available in:

• Masters by Research (MRes) • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Our research or taught Masters programmes can lead to a PhD or help with career and personal development. We welcome applications from media professionals, and UK and overseas students.


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If you love writing and reporting, our Journalism with Creative Writing degree course can help you turn your abilities with the written word into a fulfilling career.

You'll study, experience, and combine the complementary disciplines of factual journalism and creative writing. One day you might write a news report about a local charity or review a concert, and the next author a short story, a poem, or a play script.

You'll also develop research skills and learn about the structure and mechanisms of the industries you could end up working in – from getting a script approved to legal issues surrounding publishing news stories.

You’ll graduate ready to dive into a career in professional writing, with the skills and knowledge you need to get started in whichever writing field you choose.

Course highlights

  • Get further professional journalistic qualifications by taking National Council for Training Journalists (NCTJ) exams
  • Refine your practice by learning from published authors of novels, poetry and screenplays, and journalists with written and broadcast experience in local, regional, national and international journalism
  • Grasp of the role of journalists in democratic society by learning about media law and industry code
  • Enhance your discipline and teamworking skills by collaborating with other students on other courses within the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Gain valuable industry knowledge and experience by taking an optional placement
  • Capture information at 100 words-per-minute writing speed by taking shorthand training

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Work towards your NCTJ Diploma

On this course, you can choose to take the examinations that lead to the industry-recognised NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.

If you want to do the full NCTJ diploma alongside your degree, apply for our  BA (Hons) Journalism  course instead.

Skills and qualities you need for this Journalism with Creative Writing degree course

As well as meeting the entry requirements, you'll need:

  • excellent writing skills and a passion for writing
  • a sense of curiosity and creativity
  • a willingness to learn and develop yourself
  • good communication skills

Starting a blog can demonstrate and enhance your writing skills before you apply. Experience in journalism is also a plus, such as working on a school or college paper.

BA (Hons) Journalism with Creative Writing

Typical offers.

  • A levels – ABB–BBC
  • UCAS points – 112–128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent ( calculate your UCAS points )
  • T levels – Merit
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM–DMM
  • International Baccalaureate – 25

You may need to have studied specific subjects – see full entry requirements and other qualifications we accept

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

See alternative English language qualifications

We also accept other standard English tests and qualifications , as long as they meet the minimum requirements of your course.

If you don't meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme  before you start your course.

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Engage in hands-on learning and practical workshops in our newsroom, using the same hardware and software as news professionals. It features 25 Apple iMac computers with suites of image-editing, design and audiovisual tools as well as large monitors and TVs with Google Chromecast and 4K Apple TV capability.

More about the newsroom

As traditional communication and literature move towards web and digital, the demand for journalists and writers is growing. Print newspapers and magazines may be declining, but digital versions are replacing them. In addition, social media, blogging, TV and film production, and other platforms contribute to the demand for journalists and writers. Graduates with strong transferable skills are also sought in related industries such as public relations or communications.

As a graduate, you'll have diverse writing skills that will help you in most sectors.

You can also freelance or pursue postgraduate studies.

Graduate areas

Areas our graduates have gone onto include:

  • broadcast, print and online journalism
  • creative writing
  • public relations
  • communications
  • advertising
  • arts management  

Graduate roles

Our graduates have worked in a variety of roles, including:

  • trainee reporter
  • social media editor
  • digital marketing executive
  • theatre manager
  • editorial assistant

Ongoing careers support

Get experience while you study , with support to find part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities, and work experience. You can also venture into freelancing, or set up and run your own business with help from the University Startup Team.

Towards the end of your degree and for up to five years after graduation, you’ll receive one-to-one support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to help you find your perfect role.

Placements (optional)

Our Journalism courses offer two placement opportunities during your studies: a placement year, and a 10-day work placement. Both placements are optional on our combined Journalism courses.

  • The placement year takes place between your second and third year, and you can work in any area you choose. You can work for an agency, company or organisation, or join forces with fellow students to set up and run your own business.
  • The 10-day work placement happens during your final year, and is strictly journalism-based. You'll work with a company or agency.

Both placements will give you longer-term industry skills, knowledge and experience, as well as boost your CV and employability after graduation.

To make sure you get the most out of your time in the workplace, you'll get support from specialist staff before and throughout your placement – including our Creative Careers team.

Creative Careers

Our in-faculty Creative Careers team has extensive recruitment experience and knows the creative sector well, making it easier for students to  find placements within the creative industries .

They can guide you through every step of the application process, including:

  • Searching for the ideal job through their database of vacanciesl
  • Giving tips on how to write an interesting CV that will catch employers' attention, no matter the role
  • Organising mock interviews, so you can hone your technique and familiarise yourself with the recruitment environment
  • Writing your startup business proposal – if you're going down the self-employment route

The team will continue to give you support throughout your placement year.

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Should I go on a placement year?

It is not only about making tea and coffee in an office: a placement can transform your career, personal, and study development. Our students who've been on placements say they were the best experiences of their lives.

Find out more about the benefits of doing a placement on our Creative Careers blog.

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Placement destinations

We have links with many well-known media organisations. Previous students have done placements at locations such as:

  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Daily Mirror
  • The Daily Mail
  • Cosmopolitan

What you'll study

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year (apart from your optional placement year), you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Core modules

  • Academic Skills and Career Planning – 20 credits
  • Journalism in Context – 20 credits
  • Media Law and Regulation (L4) – 20 credits
  • Reporting – 20 credits
  • Telling Tales – 20 credits
  • True Stories – 20 credits
  • Feature Writing and Media Research – 20 credits

Optional modules

  • Creative Writing and Critical Thinking – 20 credits
  • Engaged Citizenship Through Interdisciplinary Practice – 20 credits
  • Factual Media Production – 20 credits
  • Film, Media and Communication Study Exchange – 60 credits
  • Finding Form - Fiction – 20 credits
  • Finding Form - Nonfiction – 20 credits
  • Finding Form - Speculative Fiction – 20 credits
  • Investigative Journalism – 20 credits
  • Mobile Journalism – 20 credits
  • Modern Foreign Language – 20 credits
  • Press and Public Relations – 20 credits
  • Professional Experience – 20 credits
  • Social Media and Journalism – 20 credits
  • Specialist Journalism – 20 credits
  • Student Enterprise – 20 credits

On this course you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in the journalism, advertising, public relations or marketing industries.

You can also start your own business in your placement year.

We'll help you secure a placement that fits your career goals. You'll get mentoring and support to make the most out of your placement year.

  • Dissertation – 40 credits
  • Journalism Special Investigation – 40 credits
  • Digital Media and Democracy – 20 credits
  • Fact and Fiction – 20 credits
  • Fan Fiction – 20 credits
  • Global Journalism and Human Rights – 20 credits
  • Magazines: Print Media in a Digital World – 20 credits
  • Money, Government and Power – 20 credits
  • Placement – 20 credits
  • Travel Writing: Global and Local Engagements – 20 credits
  • Writing Project (with Publishing) – 20 credits

Changes to course content

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, course content is revised and regularly reviewed.  This may result in changes being made in order to reflect developments in research, learning from practice and changes in policy at both national and local levels.

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • presentations
  • in-class tests
  • media artefacts (e.g. producing a video or magazine)
  • practical and written exams
  • short stories
  • screenplays
  • a collection of poems
  • a public relations campaign
  • final-year dissertation

You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • practical workshops in the newsroom
  • group-based activities, such as magazine and web-page production
  • one-to-one tutorials

You can access all teaching resources on Moodle, our virtual learning environment, from anywhere with a Web connection.

How you'll spend your time

One of the main differences between school or college and university is how much control you have over your learning.

We're planning for most of your learning to be supported by timetabled face-to-face teaching with some elements of online provision. Please be aware, the balance between face-to-face teaching and online provision may change depending on Government restrictions. You'll also do lots of independent study with support from staff and our virtual learning environment, Moodle. Find out more about  how our teaching has transformed to best support your learning .

A typical week

We recommend you spend at least 35 hours a week studying for your Journalism with Creative Writing degree. In your first year, you’ll be in timetabled teaching activities such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical classes, workshops for about 12 hours a week. The rest of the time you’ll do independent study such as research, reading, coursework and project work, alone or in a group with others from your course. You'll probably do more independent study and have less scheduled teaching in years 2 and 3, but this depends on which modules you choose.

Most timetabled teaching takes place during the day, Monday to Friday. You may occasionally need to go to University and course events in the evenings and at weekends. There’s usually no teaching on Wednesday afternoons.

The academic year runs from September to June. There are breaks at Christmas and Easter.

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The amount of timetabled teaching you'll get on your degree might be less than what you're used to at school or college, but you'll also get  support via video, phone and face-to-face  from teaching and support staff to enhance your learning experience and help you succeed. You can build your personalised network of support from the following people and services:

Types of support

Your personal tutor helps you make the transition to independent study and gives you academic and personal support throughout your time at university.

You'll have regular contact with your personal tutor in learning activities or scheduled meetings. You can also make an appointment with them if you need extra support.

You'll have help from a team of faculty academic skills tutors. They can help you improve and develop your academic skills and support you in any area of your study.

They can help with:

  • improving your academic writing (for example, essays, reports, dissertations)
  • delivering presentations (including observing and filming presentations)
  • understanding and using assignment feedback
  • managing your time and workload
  • revision and exam techniques

As well as support from faculty staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University's Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

If you require extra support because of a disability or additional learning need our  specialist team  can help you.

They'll help you to

  • discuss and agree on reasonable adjustments
  • liaise with other University services and facilities, such as the library
  • access specialist study skills and strategies tutors, and assistive technology tutors, on a 1-to-1 basis or in groups
  • liaise with external services

Our online  Learning Well mini-course will help you plan for managing the challenges of learning and student life, so you can fulfil your potential and have a great student experience.

You can get personal, emotional and mental health support from our Student Wellbeing Service , in person and online. This includes 1–2–1 support as well as courses and workshops that help you better manage stress, anxiety or depression.

Library staff are available in person or by email, phone, or online chat to help you make the most of the University’s library resources. You can also request one-to-one appointments and get support from a librarian who specialises in your subject area.

The library is open 24 hours a day, every day, in term time.

If English isn't your first language, you can do one of our English language courses  to improve your written and spoken English language skills before starting your degree. Once you're here, you can take part in our free In-Sessional English (ISE) programme  to improve your English further.

Tuition fees (2023 start)

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students  – £9,250 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
  • EU students  – £9,250 a year (including  Transition Scholarship  – may be subject to annual increase)
  • International students  – £17,200 per year (subject to annual increase)

Funding your studies

Find out  how to fund your studies , including the scholarships and bursaries you could get. You can also find more about  tuition fees and living costs , including what your tuition fees cover.

Applying from outside the UK? Find out about  funding options for international students .

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Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending.

Cost breakdown

Our accommodation section show your accommodation options and highlight how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.

You’ll study up to 6 modules a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each module.

You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.

We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.

If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.

You’ll need to contribute towards the cost of any exams you repeat to get professional accreditation during the course. These costs range from £13–£55.

If you take a placement year or study abroad year, tuition fees for that year are as follows:

  • UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £925 a year (may be subject to annual increase)
  • EU students – £925 a year, including Transition Scholarship (may be subject to annual increase)
  • International students – £1,800 a year (subject to annual increase)  

How to apply

To start this course in 2023, apply through UCAS . You'll need:

  • the UCAS course code – P5W8
  • our institution code – P80

If you'd prefer to apply directly, use our online application form.

You can also sign up to an Open Day to:

Tour our campus, facilities and halls of residence Speak with lecturers and chat with our students  Get information about where to live, how to fund your studies and which clubs and societies to join If you're new to the application process, read our guide on applying for an undergraduate course .

How to apply from outside the UK

See the 'How to apply' section above for details of how to apply. You can also get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region.

To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section. 

If you don't meet the English language requirements for this course yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

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When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to abide by our  Student Contract  (which includes the University's relevant policies, rules and regulations). You should read and consider these before you apply.

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Our approach is innovative, modern and friendly, giving you a comprehensive understanding of English literature. Why study English & Creative Writing at Strathclyde? The emphasis is on helping you develop a range of applicable skills to grow your future career, including textual analysis and interpretation. With us, you can study everything from poetry, the novel and drama (stage, screen and radio). In addition, we offer the opportunity to use creative writing skills as part of your approach to literary criticism. The chance to work with award-winning scholars and creative writers. We have a reputation for getting to know students as individuals. We offer a wide range of options, many of them unique in the UK, reflecting our staff interests and expertise. Your Career Our graduates have gone on to success in a very wide range of careers including in publishing, the civil service, management, marketing, journalism, creative writing, administration and teaching. Employers value our graduates’ ability to express themselves well and think critically.

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To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

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English and Creative Writing and Journalism, Media and Communication

University of Strathclyde

UCAS Code: QP00 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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GCSE English Language 6/B or Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 4/C

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Scottish hnc.

HNC Social Sciences: A in Graded Unit; Maths National 5 B, or equivalent

Scottish Higher

Higher English, Maths/Applications of Mathematics National 5 B-C, or equivalent

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Full-time | 2023

Creative writing

English studies

Media and communication studies

Our approach to the English & Creative writing course is innovative, modern and friendly, giving you a comprehensive understanding of English literature as a core basis for your creative work. Pursuing Journalism, Media & Communication will engage you in useful learning in a broad professional context, which includes a critical understanding of the media industry, while acquiring technical and professional skills in journalism, communication, information design and management, and using them in the dynamic media market of Glasgow and beyond.

Why study English and Creative Writing and Journalism, Media and Communication at Strathclyde? We're ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Communication & Media Studies in the Complete University Guide League Tables 2020. The emphasis is on helping you develop a range of applicable skills to grow your future career, including textual analysis and interpretation. With us, you can study everything from poetry, the novel and drama (stage, screen and radio). In addition, we offer the opportunity to use creative writing skills as part of your approach to literary criticism. The chance to work with award-winning scholars and creative writers. We have a reputation for getting to know students as individuals. We offer a wide range of options, many of them unique in the UK, reflecting our staff interests and expertise.

Your Career Our graduates have gone on to success in a very wide range of careers including in publishing, the civil service, management, marketing, journalism, creative writing, administration and teaching. Employers value our graduates’ ability to express themselves well and think critically.

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The jobs market for this subject - which includes creative writing and scriptwriting courses - is not currently one of the strongest, so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side. But nevertheless, most graduates get jobs quickly. Graduates often go into careers as authors and writers and are also found in other roles where the ability to write well is prized, such as journalism, translation, teaching and advertising and in web content. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers', having several part-time jobs or commissions at once - although graduates from this subject were a little more likely than many other creative arts graduates to be in conventional full time permanent contracts, so that might be worth bearing in mind.

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

Only a small number of students study courses within this catch-all subject area, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at any stats. Marketing and PR were the most likely jobs for graduates from these courses, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

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Strathclyde has 14,000 undergraduates from more than 100 nations, with 80% living on or close to campus in the heart of Glasgow. Strathclyde offers a flexible, innovative learning environment with a first-class student experience. The QAA review awarded us the highest possible ratings for teaching quality. Employers value our graduates not only for their academic achievements but also their all-round experience. As a student at Strathclyde, you will have access to: interactive classrooms, digital design facilities and labs, top-flight engineering simulators, multi-million pound chemical engineering facilities, laser and photonics facilities, campus-wide wireless internet access and numerous computer labs. Exchange opportunities are available worldwide, for which students receive full academic credit without extended study.

The undergraduate experience is also supported by first-class IT services including: more than 1,500 campus PCs in more than 30 labs; a dedicated 24/7 IT helpdesk; access to MyPlace, a virtual e-learning environment and a mobile app for information on the go. Approximately 45,000 students at the university study part-time in the evenings, at weekends and through distance learning. Around 4,000 of our students are mature students and nearly 10% are overseas students from more than 100 countries.  

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We are one of the largest providers of postgraduate education in the UK, with more than 7,000 PG students. Our postgraduate degree portfolio is among the UK’s largest and is highly regarded by employers, providing an excellent platform for research. We offer a Researcher Development Programme which gives tailored courses, events and workshops to aid postgraduate development.

We are in the UK’s top 20 universities for research intensity according to the Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014. Based on the REF 2014 GPA Scores, Times Higher Education ranked Strathclyde as number one in the UK for physics research.

We offer a wide range of taught programmes (Master, MSc, MLitt, MEd, MArch, LLM, PGDE, PgDip, PgCert) and research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD) across all subject areas. Our Centres for Doctoral Training offer four-year programmes which integrate world-class research teams with pioneering external partnerships in an interdisciplinary environment. Our £89m Technology and Innovation Centre is a hub of research activity where we work with business and industry to find solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges.

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