BA (Hons) Journalism Studies

Prepare for a media career with our highly-rated Journalism Studies degree. Get hands-on experience, create a portfolio and make your passion your profession.

Key facts

  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Start date January 2022, September 2022, January 2023
  • Duration 48 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code P500
  • Study abroad opportunities

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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 practice. You’ll work individually and in groups to write articles and prepare portfolios; create pages for print and online news platforms; 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. The respected broadcaster Jon Snow 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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What our students said

Asya Filipova
Asya Filipova
BA (Hons) Journalism and Politics
When I looked up all the journalism-related courses across Scotland, I found Stirling’s one to be the most diverse one. It offered all sorts of modules, from writing to multimedia reporting, from advertising to sports journalism.
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Shumela Ahmed
Shumela Ahmed
United Kingdom
BA (Hons) Journalism and Politics
I have done so much during my time at Stirling. I’m very proud of the work we have done on widening access.
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Tamara Olori
Tamara Olori
BA (Hons) Film & Media and Journalism Studies
After visiting the city for the first time on the open day and falling in love with the beautiful campus and facilities, I knew it was the place for me.
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