If you have a passion for news and an interest in media, along with an instinct to find and produce stories across different platforms: We will teach you to develop skills to make sense of the 24-7 online news schedules, while reporting a story accurately with honesty, integrity and creativity.

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Key Facts



MA (Hons) Journalism

Degree Duration

15 months :

3 months pathway (1 term) + 1 year degree


Pathways Available



Start Dates


Degree Overview

Our MA journalism programme offers a dynamic course that’s closely linked to the industry, combining the latest digital journalism with traditional methods on multimedia platforms in our newsroom, TV and radio studios.

You will learn to develop a range of practical skills along with reporting and production expertise for TV-video, online, radio-podcast, social media, newspapers, magazines and more. We also support and encourage students to start publishing and broadcasting their own work during the course.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for media organisations such as the BBC, ITN, STV and across the newspaper and publishing industry as well as public relations, marketing and corporate communications.

Typical entry point to this course is in September. Please enquire for more information.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, stationary and additional resources.

How you’ll be taught during your degree
  • This is a one year (full-time) course, split into three trimesters. Teaching methods combine lectures with specialist workshops in our newsrooms and independent study.
  • You will be taught to use software such as Burli (audio), Avid (video) Adobe InDesign (publishing) to edit and broadcast and have access to Radio ENRG and out TV studio.
  • The course is taught by a team of media professionals-academics with a background in newspapers/online and broadcasting both in the UK and abroad for such news organisations as BBC, STV, Channel 4, Sky News, Al Jazeera, Swiss TV, Talk Radio, RTE, Vanity Fair, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Scotsman, The Herald, Daily Record, The Conversation etc. Read more to learn more about their professional background.
Degree Assessments
  • You will be continuously assessed and given feedback on ‘live’ newsdays producing an online news website and TV and radio bulletins.
  • You will draft news reports – court, crime, hard news and human interest.  You will produce long-form features, supply criticism and analysis in columns, Op Eds and blogs, podcast and pitch to commissioning editors.
  • You will debate and analyse academic theory on the media and news values.
  • You will complete the programme by producing a Major Project, an in-depth piece of journalism either video or audio, text or online.

Why Study this Degree

top 3 UK university for Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations. (The Guardian University Guide 2023)

Hhome to the longest established Journalism programme in Scotland.

Your Pathways

The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support


Learn more about Pre-Master's

International Student Fees

You can find the applicable international student course fee for your chosen pathway study route listed below.

Study Route Tuition Fees 2024-2025
International stage One (IS1) £14,595 – £16,595
International Stage Two (IS2) £15,195 – £15,595
Pre-Masters (International Incorporated Masters – IIM) £8,995 – £12,095
Please note: There is an additional £210 administration fee payable to Oxford International. Stated fees do not include tuition applicable for your degree course continued at Edinburgh Napier University.


Progression scholarships available for students moving into a degree from all our pathway routes*.
These are available for students from all countries and are automatic on application. ENU progression scholarships, applied to each year of study:

Undergraduate 2024-25
Biosciences……………………£3,000 per year
Business …………………….. £3,000 per year
Digital Media ……………… £3,000 per year
Engineering ……………….. £3,000 per year
Computing ………………….£3,000 per year
Mass Communications…£3,000 per year

* except BA (Hons) Business Management

Progression scholarships available for students moving into a degree from all our pathway routes*.
These are available for students from all countries and are automatic on application. ENU progression scholarships, applied to each year of study:

Postgraduate 2024-25
Arts & Creative Industries….. £3,0000 per year
Business ………………….. £3,000 per year
Computing ………………. £3,000 per year
Healthcare ………………. £3,000 per year

* except MSc International Business Management

Up to £4,000 off tuition of your pathway programme.

Please note you’ll have to apply for a pathway scholarship and only a selection of students will be awarded.  For more information on the scholarships we offer to international students please contact us.

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