12 months
19145 GBP/year
8200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The MSc International Journalism from University of Stirling stands enables you to tailor your studies by choosing a practice- or theory-led route depending on your career ambitions.

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The Masters course in International Journalism from University of Stirling  introduces students from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds to the theory and practice of journalism in a global context. The course is internationally-focused and deals with the practice of journalism across different media, cultural and regulatory environments.

The course is provided by our Division of Communications, Media and Culture, which has a strong international profile, and builds on our existing strengths in teaching and research. In journalism alone, the Division has staff from South Africa, Venezuela, Pakistan, China and Ireland, as well as the UK.


The journalism sector is continually changing and journalists have to learn a number of new skills to remain relevant. The demand for people with new skills in IT and Digital Media, PR, Entrepreneurship and Freelancing, and Communications is growing.

The MSc International Journalism will prepare you for this rapidly transforming sector, and will also give you transferable skills for a range of other careers in the fields of entertainment, environment, human rights and migration.

Professions that students could go into include:

  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Magazine Features Editor
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Newspaper Journalist
  • Political Risk Analyst
  • Press Sub-editor
  • Publishing Copy-editor
  • Proof Reader
  • Web Content Manager
  • Writer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Journalism Practice
  • International Journalism
  • Digital Video Production
  • Advanced Social Media Marketing
  • Transitional Justice and Human Rights
  • Investigative Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply. 

  • Journalists come from a wide range of backgrounds and the profession is keen to encourage applicants from the arts, humanities, business, sciences and the social sciences. We welcome applications from the broadest range of disciplines.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19145 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19145 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8200 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Stirling

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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