University of Glasgow: Media, Communications and International Journalism

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Social & Political Sciences View department profile
Web glasgow.ac.uk/socialpolitical
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme combines the latest in media, communications and audience theory, and research methodologies with the production and editorial skills that are required of the modern journalist. You can apply your understanding of the role of the media in society to your own journalistic output.

You will be taught by members of the Glasgow University Media Group, which has an international reputation for pioneering research methods in media and communications.

The Glasgow University Media Group comprises industry-trained programme-makers and the programme includes a practical element related to transferable skills for employability.

  • The city of Glasgow is the centre of the media industry in Scotland and is home to the headquarters of BBC Scotland, STV and a range of major press titles including The Herald and The Daily Record. The Media Group has strong connections with local industry.
  • Researchers from the Glasgow University Media Group have presented their work globally, given expert evidence to Westminster select committees and appear regularly on the BBC and other news outlets.
  • You can choose optional courses from areas such as economics, criminology, human rights, sociology, and politics whose research is at the forefront of debates about the role of the media in society.

You will take four core and two optional courses, followed by a dissertation or research project. Courses are taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. Practical skills in news-gathering and programme-making will be developed through seminars and workshops which will focus on the delivery of journalistic articles and features across media. Assessment is based on individual written essays and assignments, as well as the practical group work and individual projects.

Core courses

  • MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS AND JOURNALISM: CRITICISM AND THEORY
  • RESEARCH DESIGN
  • RESEARCHING AUDIENCES AND MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS

Optional courses may include

  • CHINA'S INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
  • CRIME, MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE
  • GLOBAL ECONOMY
  • HUMAN RIGHTS AND GLOBAL POLITICS
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS RESEARCH
  • INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND STRATEGIC STUDIES
  • MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY
  • WRITING NEWS
  • POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNICATION
  • UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC POLICY
  • THE INTERNET AND CIVIL SOCIETY
  • MEDIA AND DEMOCRATISATION IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE AND THE FORMER SOVIET UNION
  • PRODUCING NEWS

The programme is aimed at those interested in pursuing careers in the public domain (journalism, public relations, factual TV and radio, government bodies, voluntary organisations, museums) where skills in media and communications are essential. However, a working and critical knowledge of media and communications is increasingly desirable in areas as diverse as health, education and finance.

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University of Glasgow
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The University of Glasgow’s School of Social & Political Sciences  links core social science disciplines to deliver high-quality teaching and cutting-edge research. We offer a wide variety of programmes for those interested in the development and impact of economies and societies globally.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University has a history of changing the world and the School of Social & Political Sciences is committed to nurturing the people who make it happen.

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