This programme combines the latest in media, communications and audience theory, and research methodologies with the production and editorial skills that are required of the modern journalist. You can apply your understanding of the role of the media in society to your own journalistic output.
Why this programme
-You will be taught by members of the Glasgow Media Group, which has an international reputation for pioneering research methods in media and communications. -The Glasgow Media Group comprises industry-trained programme-makers and the programme includes a practical element related to transferable skills for employability. -The city of Glasgow is the centre of the media industry in Scotland and is home to the headquarters of BBC Scotland, STV and a range of major press titles including The Herald and The Daily Record. The Media Group has strong connections with local industry. -Researchers from the Glasgow Media Group have presented their work globally, given expert evidence to Westminster select committees and appear regularly on the BBC and other news outlets. -You can choose optional courses from areas such as economics, criminology, human rights, sociology, and politics whose research is at the forefront of debates about the role of the media in society.
You will take 4 core and 2 optional courses, followed by a dissertation or research project. Courses are taught through a combination of lectures and seminars.
Practical skills in news-gathering and programme-making will be developed through seminars and workshops which will focus on the delivery of journalistic articles and features across media.
Assessment is based on individual written essays and assignments, as well as the practical group work and individual projects.
Core courses -Media, communications and journalism: Criticism and theory -Methods of social research -Practical news journalism -Researching audiences and the media
Optional courses -Challenges in international politics -China's international politics -Comparative European politics -Crime, media and popular culture -The European Union in international politics and development -The foreign policy of the United States -Global economy -Human rights and global politics -Institutions and policies of the European Union -International security and global politics -The internet and civil society -Media and democracy -The media and regime transformation in CEE, Russia and the FSU -Political institutions, crisis and communication -Public policy and management -Young people, social inclusion and change
Note: Some courses might not be available every year
The programme is aimed at those interested in pursuing careers in the public domain (journalism, public relations, factual TV and radio, government bodies, voluntary organisations, museums) where skills in media and communications are essential. However, a working and critical knowledge of media and communications is increasingly desirable in areas as diverse as health, education and finance.
Aga Khan Foundation - International Scholarship Programme
No. of awards TBC
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to prepare them for employment, primarily within the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but may consider applications for PhD programmes, in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented). Applications for short-term courses are not considered; neither are applications from students who have already started their course of study.To be eligible applicants must - Be nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. May also be considered those originally from these countries but currently living in France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, who are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education. - Demonstrate consistently excellent academic records - Show evidence of genuine financial need - Have obtained admission to a highly reputable university or programme of study - Establish relevance of the field of study to AKDN’s focus areas - Provide thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans, their extra-curricular interests and achievements, potential to achieve their goals and likelihood to succeed in a foreign academic environment. - Have some years of work experience in their field of interest.Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis. The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships. Funding for PhD programmes is only provided for the first two years of study, after which the students are expected to find alternative sources of assistance. Financial assistance is provided according to the needs of students, but the International Scholarship Programme must be considered a lender of last resort. Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources.
Value of Scholarship(s)
50% grant : 50% loan basis
- Be nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. May also be considered those originally from these countries but currently living in France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, who are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education. - Demonstrate consistently excellent academic records - Show evidence of genuine financial need - Have obtained admission to a highly reputable university or programme of study - Establish relevance of the field of study to AKDN’s focus areas
Application forms can be obtained as of 1st January from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services/Boards in the applicant’s country of current residence. The application procedures of AKF's International Scholarship Programme are decentralised. Completed applications should be returned to the agency from which the form was obtained. They should not be sent to Geneva. Applicants should be prepared to be interviewed by local Scholarship Committees about their financial situation, their academic performance, extra-curricular achievements and career plans. Applications and Interview reports of shortlisted candidates are sent to Geneva for the final selection. The annual Scholarship Selection Meeting takes place in late June or early July and the Aga Khan Foundation notifies all students of the outcome of their application shortly thereafter.
The University of Glasgow - James McGill Scholarship
No. of awards TBC
The College of Social Sciences has introduced scholarships, available to graduates of McGill University who apply to the Masters programme at the University of Glasgow, commencing in September 2016. The scholarships will be awarded as a tuition fee waiver.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Tuition fee waiver
- nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) Canada. - in the final year of their undergraduate degree or have graduated from McGill University in the last five years. - hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place for one the programmes above (full-time only, excludes PgDip and PgCert).
- You must secure an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place for one of the eligible programmes. - You should also complete the online form by 15 December 2015 which consists mainly of a 400-word personal motivational statement. - Following the closing date, a joint Glasgow/McGill panel will select candidates. - All applicants will be informed of the outcome by 15 January 2016.
University of Glasgow Country Scholarships
The University of Glasgow award a total of 40 postgraduate scholarships worth £5,000. Scholarships are available to students entering any of the University’s colleges and are awarded as a tuition fee discount.
Value of Scholarship(s)
- obtain a degree equivalent to a UK 2.1 Hons or better - hold an offer of a place for a postgraduate taught programme in any of the 4 University Colleges - be classed as International students for fee purposes be a National of Brazil Canada Egypt Ghana Indonesia Japan Jordan Kenya Malaysia Nigeria Pakistan South Korea Taiwan Thailand or United States of America
Applicants will be automatically assessed for a scholarship. Offers will be made to outstanding applicants for our postgraduate taught programmes based on academic merit. There is no separate application form required.Students who have been awarded a scholarship will normally be notified within six weeks of making an application. If you do not hear from us within this time, you should assume you have not been awarded a scholarship.
University Trust International Leadership Scholarship
The University of Glasgow offer 52 University Trust International Leadership scholarships to international (non-EU) students starting a postgraduate taught Masters programme in any discipline. 12 awards worth £10,000 and 40 awards worth £5000 will be awarded as a tuition fees discount.
Value of Scholarship(s)
- demonstrate academic excellence and achieve grades equivalent to UK 1st Class Honours - hold an offer of a place for a postgraduate taught programme for admission in 2015 - be classed as International students for fee purposes
Applicants will be automatically assessed for a scholarship. Offers will be made to outstanding applicants for our postgraduate masters programmes based on academic merit. There is no separate application form required.Students who have been awarded a scholarship will normally be notified within six weeks of making an application. If you do not hear from us within this time, you should assume you have not been awarded a scholarship.
You should have a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent (e.g. 3.0 GPA) in sociology, politics, economics, history or related social science subject. You should also submit a personal statement of around 300 words. This should cover two areas: the degree to which your previous educational and professional experiences and interests make you a suitable candidate for the programme; the motivation for applying for this programme specifically - and how the methods and insights offered by social science will help you in the development of good journalism skills and practice.
Recipient: University of Glasgow
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