Multimedia Journalism degree receives broadcast seal of approval

07 June 2016

Multimedia Journalism degree receives broadcast seal of approval

Postgraduate Multimedia Journalism students at Glasgow Caledonian University continue to benefit from the best broadcast training at Scotland’s only double-accredited journalism degree.

That’s after the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) re-accredited its renowned MA Multimedia Journalism programme until March 2019.

The Masters is also accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and provides a packed curriculum, up-to-date with the latest developments in mobile journalism and social media.

Delivered from state-of-the-art television and radio studios, a newsroom and production suites, the popular programme covers a range of vital skills including interviewing, reporting, digital filming and editing, shorthand, as well as piece-to-camera presentations.

Students gain a full understanding of the industry, completing media placements and experiencing simulated news shifts, with regular visits from guest editors and leading journalists.

GCU journalism students collected six titles in the 2016 Scottish Student Journalism Awards, including Robbie Armstrong named Journalist of the Year. And the Masters programme has produced a plethora of gifted graduates such as Sky Sports presenter Jo Wilson and Karen Schlegel, BBC Breakfast Senior Broadcast Journalist.

Julian Calvert, Head of Journalism, said: “Re-accreditation from the Broadcast Journalism Training Council is a marker of the high quality standards of the postgraduate MA Multimedia Journalism programme at GCU.

“The programme has a strong focus on connecting our students with industry and producing multi-skilled graduates so it is no surprise so many of our students win awards and go on to fantastic careers spanning right across the media sector.”