Stirling is top in Scotland for Communication and Media Studies in the Complete University Guide for 2015.
Journalism Studies combines all the elements of a good Arts degree with a marketable, career- orientated specialism. It provides you with a broad academic grounding in the contextual knowledge, as well as the critical and practical skills, that will enable you to understand, analyse and produce journalism across the range of media – print, broadcast and online.
Stirling is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence in journalism research and has built up a strong reputation for the teaching of journalistic skills. Working journalists regularly contribute to teaching, while journalism lecturers frequently contribute their expertise to the media.
The Film and Media Studies department is a breed apart. This is a holistic approach to film and media that refuses to ghettoise them into the narrow confines that others pursue in other institutions. For me Stirling is simply the best in this regard
Jon Snow, broadcaster and journalist
1st for Communication and Media in Scotland in the Complete University Guide for 2015
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INTO University of Stirling offers an International Foundation programme for those international students who do not meet the required academic and English-language criteria. This course offers a route to study at University of Stirling through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in the high-quality study facilities on campus. Successful completion of the International Foundation in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences to the required standard provides guaranteed progression to this degree.
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
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If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree.
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£ 11,555.00|
|Scottish and EU students||£ 1,820.00|
|Students from the rest of the UK||£6,750 per year for a maximum of 4 years|
Please note: Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.
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You will take Journalism Studies plus two other subjects in Year 1.
You will take the following modules:
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In addition, you may take either Digital Media and Culture or Reading Film and Television.
You may study modules in:
Three further advanced semester modules may be selected from a range of modules offered in the Film and Media course. These are likely to include:
Lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations are the main teaching methods and you will take part in live reporting assignments whenever possible. The degree is assessed by means of essays, examinations, individual and group practical assignments, and a dissertation on a topic related to journalism.
Journalists and editors from a range of newspapers and broadcasting organisations contribute guest lectures and seminars. The annual Hetherington Memorial Lectures have featured distinguished journalists John Lloyd, Jon Snow, Roy Greenslade, Jonathan Freedland, Sheena MacDonald, Elinor Goodman and The Guardian editors present and past, Alan Rusbridger and Peter Preston, and broadcaster Dame Joan Bakewell.
|Film and Media||PP35|
(For a Combined Honours degree where the two subjects have differing entrance requirements, the higher entrance requirement usually applies.)
Full-time (three modules per semester).
Part-time (one or two modules per semester).
January entry also available - see semester dates
In REF2014 Stirling was placed 6th in Scotland and 45th in the UK with almost three quarters of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.
We are a pioneer in film and media education and research, nationally and internationally active in the field since 1978. We are one of the largest departments in the UK and have consistently been rated top in Scotland in Research Assessment Exercises since they began.
The University of Stirling welcomes applications from all countries.
You have the opportunity to study abroad through Stirling’s well-established connections with several American and European universities.
“Studying here provides students with a range of skills that will benefit a future career in the media and our tutors and professors are some of the most experienced professionals in the industry. We're definitely in good hands.” Amy McCready, 4th year student in Journalism Studies and Film and Media.
We have extensive links with the media industries and many of our graduates have pursued successful careers in print, broadcast and online journalism.
The BA Journalism Studies also offers a foundation for vocational postgraduate study in journalism and related fields such as public relations and media management.
For news about graduates, visit: www.fmj.stir.ac.uk/social-media/intelligencer.php