UCAS Code P500
Prepare for a media career with our highly-rated Journalism degree. Get hands-on experience, create a portfolio and make your passion your profession.
The digital age has transformed the way news is reported and consumed, with more media platforms available than ever before. A degree in Journalism Studies from the University of Stirling equips you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you’ll need to make a mark in this rapidly-evolving arena.
With over 30 years of experience in researching and teaching journalism, the University of Stirling has established a reputation as one of the UK’s top institutions in the field. This course covers both theoretical and practical aspects of journalism, and offers an in-depth, critical understanding of the practice. You’ll work individually and in groups to write articles and prepare portfolios; create pages for print and online news; produce and edit visuals; and contribute to class blogs. Everything you do will deepen your understanding of how professional journalists operate across broadcast, online and print media – and by the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to take your place among them.
Guest lecturers from the media regularly visit the University to share their knowledge with you directly, and respected broadcaster Jon Snow has described our media department as “a breed apart”. Join us to fulfil your ambitions in journalism, and you’ll soon find out why.
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
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