That means exploring the role of radio, television, print and online platforms, developing skills and practical experience. We offer two alternative pathways that focus on different aspects of professional practice. You will benefit from staff with expertise in all areas of journalism, broadcasting and communication, as well as from the School's excellent links with the professions.
What you will study
You are expected to attend intensive training in shorthand each day throughout the first two Semesters
- Journalism Theory and Application
- News Writing
- Media Law
- Digital Journalism in Practice
- Portfolio Writing
- Politics and Public Affairs
- Fieldwork Placement
- Journalism Project or Dissertation
You will be expected to sit NCTJ examinations in news writing, law, public affairs and shorthand.
In Semester 2, you will present a written research proposal for submission. This will normally form the basis for the Masters dissertation. You will work independently but under tutorial supervision, to undertake the research and prepare the project/dissertation.
The course is ideal for students who possess an undergraduate honours degree in any discipline and plan a professional career in journalism. International students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, at IELTS 7.5 or its equivalent. Acceptance is subject to interview and written submission.
Placements and accreditations
The placement consists of four weeks practical experience in the operation of an appropriate organisation.
This course is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists
Fees and bursaries
- New students: £3400 for academic year 2010/11
- New students: £8600 for academic year 2010/11
The above tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
If you are already a student at Robert Gordon University, you can find information on fees for academic year 2010/11 on the Student Finance web pages.
How to apply
All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online at http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline
If you are a UK/EU student and would like a paper application form or further information, please email email@example.com.
If you are an International Student and would like a paper application or further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.