Course International Journalism for Media Professionals

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•MSc International Journalism for Media Professionals


Course Overview


UCAS code: Duration: 1 year

Study type: Full-Time Distance Learning

Napier code:54736MM


This cutting-edge distance learning degree has been designed to reflect current developments in the media industry worldwide. It is intended to help journalists and media professionals break into new areas of practice and enhance their global mobility and career progression. You will join a global community of media professionals reflecting on your current practice and expanding the scope of your professional expertise. The course will build on your professional experience and directly inform and develop your daily practice with assignments that support your individual career goals.

Studies start annually in January; you can take up studies in May too. This Masters can also be studied on a part-time basis.



If you are a journalist or work in the communications and media sector, MA International Journalism for Media Professionals is specifically designed to help you enhance your global mobility, progress up the career ladder and move into new domains of professional practice.

On this course you will join a community of media professionals around the globe in reflecting on your current practice and in expanding the scope of your professional expertise.

The flexible delivery of this unique curriculum will enable you to continue to work as you study. An intensive on-campus residential week in Scotland’s thriving capital is combined with distance learning in virtual class- and newsrooms featuring the latest technology.

Learning activities will build on your experience and directly inform and develop your daily practice. Assignments will be tailored to suit your individual professional goals.

Tutors and mentors with substantial industry experience will support you in developing leadership attributes as well as the ability to apply advanced journalistic skills across a wide range of platforms, including television, radio, online, print and social media.

Project work will strengthen your ability to work across geographical and cultural boundaries and help you acquire new areas of specialist expertise. You will explore innovative forms of media practice in a rapidly evolving global industry and engage with a variety of approaches to developing creative leadership and entrepreneurship.

Your learning will be underpinned by modern research into global journalism and media practice. You will develop the ability to analyse the industry with academic rigour and appraise political, economic, regulatory and cultural influences in different global regions.



This course will develop your ability to:

• practice advanced journalistic skills across a wide range of media platforms

• expand the scope of your professional expertise into new specialist domains

• engage in cross-culturally suitable international professional practice

• explore creative forms of media practice in a rapidly evolving global industry

• exercise creative leadership, thought leadership and entrepreneurship

• apply rigorous academic analysis and informed judgement to your practice

• establish strategies to progress your career and network on a global scale

• strengthen transferable skills, including problem solving, planning, team work, time management, cross-cultural interaction and use of social media

• news editor

• foreign correspondent

• specialist reporter

• presenter

• documentary filmmaker

• information officer

• academic career


Entry to the course

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above in any discipline. We look for applicants to have relevant work experience with demonstrable interest in Journalism in order to be eligible for the programme.

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

If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes.

This course requires a higher IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score of less than 6.0 or equivalent.




Overseas Students £12,000

This course comprises of 180credits of which 120credits are from taught modules and 60 from the dissertation component.

The fees listed are per annum




Distance learners


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