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BA (Hons)Journalism Studies and Politics

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
Tuition fee £15,100 per year
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Overview

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.

When you study Politics at the University of Stirling, you’ll increase your awareness of the different political systems, ideologies and policies that impact people’s lives regionally, nationally and globally. They’re ranked among the best universities for Politics in Scotland, and are highly regarded for their strong, research-led approach to teaching.

A Politics degree helps you develop the intellectual, communication and analytical skills employers are looking for. You’ll open the door to a wide range of career opportunities – from politics itself, to connected arenas such as commerce, civil service, journalism, law and teaching. There are also plenty of opportunities to broaden your horizons by studying abroad during your course, including through their Politics-specific partnership with the Universities og Gothenburg in Sweden.

Career opportunities

Journalism courses open the door to a range of careers where creativity, writing, communication and research skills, are invaluable. Job possibilities include:

Broadcast Journalist
Magazine Journalist
Newspaper Journalist
Online/Digital Journalist
Newspaper Editor/sub-editor
Researcher
Publishing Copy-editor/Proof-reader
Editorial Assistant
Communications Manager/Officer
Public Relations Officer
Political communications
Copywriter

University of Stirling has extensive links with the media industry, and many of our graduates have pursued successful careers in print, broadcast and online journalism.

From social and political research to journalism, marketing and HR, our Politics course opens up a broad range of career opportunities. Potential employers include international organisations such as the UN, the third-sector, the civil service, local and national government, lobbying organisations and commercial businesses. Jobs directly related to a Politics degree include:

Government Social Research Officer
Public Affairs Consultant
Civil Service Fast Streamer
Public Relations Account Executive
Politician’s Assistant

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States