MA Journalism

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MA Full-time: 12 months
    MA Part-time: 24 months

Course Description

We are a top 3 UK university for Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations (The Guardian University Guide 2023).

Edinburgh Napier University is home to the longest established Journalism programme in Scotland. Voted No. 1 among UK universities by The Guardian for 2022.

Our MA journalism programme offers a dynamic course that’s closely linked to the industry, combining the latest digital journalism with traditional methods on multimedia platforms in our newsroom, TV and radio studios.

You will learn to develop a range of practical skills along with reporting and production expertise for TV-video, online, radio-podcast, social media, newspapers, magazines and more. We also support and encourage students to start publishing and broadcasting their own work during the course.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for media organisations such as the BBC, ITN, STV and across the newspaper and publishing industry as well as public relations, marketing and corporate communications.

Typical entry point to this course is in September. Please enquire for more information.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:1 or above in any discipline.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience.


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Programme Funding

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Student Destinations

  • Reporter
  • Commentator
  • News Editor
  • Digital Editor
  • Feature writer
  • Political correspondent
  • Producer for broadcast and online

Module Details

Modules that you will study* as part of this course

  • Journalism Major Project ( JAC11137 )
  • Journalism, Information and Society ( JAC11131 )
  • Magazine Production ( JAC11139 )
  • Media Law and Regulation ( JAC11138 )
  • News Writing ( JAC11119 )
  • Radio Bulletins ( JAC11135 )
  • TV and Multimedia News ( JAC11133 )

* These are indicative only and reflect the course structure in the current academic year. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

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