• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


We take a broad-based approach to the study of broadcasting, the press, cinema and the internet, examining the role and impact of media in society and how media industries are organised. You'll learn to be reflective in your thinking, while working intelligently, responsibly and ethically.

Using, in this Media and Communication (Hons) programme of Glasgow Caledonian University, industry-standard equipment you will develop radio and TV production skills in our state-of-the-art multimedia suite along with creative advertising and public relations skills in real world scenarios. We'll help you to learn to think creatively, analyse and evaluate content to produce innovative professional material across a range of platforms.

GCU takes full advantage of Glasgow's reputation as a media city. We have strong links with a wide range of media organisations, with fantastic opportunities for placements and experiences to network and enhance your future career prospects.

Your career

Graduates opt for further study or careers in the creative industries. Film and TV production roles are popular with recent alumni working for BBC Scotland, STV, Matchlight Productions and Syco Entertainment. Public relations is also a popular career destination, with final year students recently accepting jobs at Mazda and The Scottish Government even before summer graduation.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Broadcast and Online Production 

  • Media Analysis 

  • The Business of Sociology and Workplace Culture and Behaviour

  • Media Industries 

  • Introduction to PR

  • Feature Writing 

  • Magazine Journalism 

  • The Business of Music

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Year 1

  • SQA Higher: ABBBB including English
  • A level: BCC PLUS GCSE English at C/4
  • ILC Higher: H1, H2, H3, H3, H3 including English at H2 or above
  • IB Diploma: 25 points
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in relevant subject at DMM PLUS GCSE English at C/4
  • SWAP: Access to Humanities at BBB.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • RUK: £9250
  • Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750. 

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.


We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.