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About the course

We are a top 3 UK university for Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations. (3rd of 49) - The Guardian University Guide 2023

Edinburgh Napier University is home to the longest established Journalism programme in Scotland. Voted No. 1 among UK universities by The Guardian for 2022.

Our MA journalism programme offers a dynamic course that’s closely linked to the industry, combining the latest digital journalism with traditional methods on multimedia platforms in our newsroom, TV and radio studios.

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Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:1 or above in any discipline. We look for applicants to have relevant work experience with demonstrable interest in Journalism.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

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Student Profile

Jonny McFarlane

Jonny McFarlane is a Project Editor at Newsquest, leading a team of sports journalists to produce high quality, cutting edge digital journalism via a subscription model. He was formerly Live Sports Editor of the Daily Record and Editor of Football Scotland. He was named Digital Journalist of the year in 2019. Jonny graduated the MA course in 2013

"My experience of the MA Journalism course at Napier was fantastic and undoubtedly gave me a foundation that has underpinned everything I have achieved in my career since. I would highly recommend the MA Journalism course to anyone looking to quickly up-skill in a way that leaves you perfectly equipped to enter a competitive industry and thrive."

"Modern journalists need to have varied tools at their disposal and the course helped me to build a solid level of competency in video, audio, voice coaching, presenting and of course, the corner stone of it all, writing. Journalism has many areas, be it newspapers, websites, magazines or broadcast."

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