• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Pursuing a BA in Journalism, Media and Communication and Social Policy (Hons) at the University of Strathclyde 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.
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Overview

Today’s media industry expands beyond traditional print and broadcast journalism. It includes professional bloggers and vloggers, freelance writers and editors, podcasters, people working in entertainment TV, radio, or film, creators of video games and interactive apps, promoters of ideas and products, and many others.

The most successful professionals in today’s media are not only highly skilled in reporting, writing, editing and pitching their material, but they are also excellent communicators online and offline, and problem-solvers. They are innovative and entrepreneurial, bold and curious, open-minded and collaborative. These are also some of Strathclyde’s core values, which guide our own teaching, research, and public engagement.

Careers

Journalism graduates from Strathclyde have won awards for student journalism and have gone on to succeed at national newspapers, the regional press and as published authors.

Journalism, Media and Communication and Social Policy (Hons)  graduates from the University of Strathclyde  work as press officers, marketing and media officers, freelance journalists, fundraiser and PR assistants.

The most common employment destinations for social policy graduates include:

  • local & national government policy development and research
  • regional & urban development
  • business administration & management
  • third sector/charity research & policy development
  • children’s services
  • education
  • health & social welfare
  • protective services

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Honours: 48 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
    • Honours: 480 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media and Health
  • Gender Issues in the Media
  • Social Policy & Society in Contemporary Scotland
  • Private Issues & Public Problems
  • News Reporting and Writing
  • Journalism, Media & Communication: Theories & Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

HighersStandard entry requirements

  • 1st sitting: AAAA (Higher English, Maths/Applications of Mathematics National 5 B, or equivalent)
  • 2nd sitting: AAAABB (Higher English, Maths/Applications of Mathematics National 5 B, or equivalent)
A LevelsYear 1 entry
  • Typical entry requirement: ABB (GCSE English Language 6/B or English Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 4/C)
  • Minimum entry requirement: BBB (GCSE English Language 6/B or English Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 4/C)
Year 2 entry
  • Not offered
International Baccalaureate
  • 36 (Maths SL5)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Rest of UK: £9,250

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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