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Media with Journalism HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Design Crafts & Graphic Arts, Creative Industries

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

26th Aug 2019, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course has a focus on Journalism for learners who are interested in that discipline and might wish to apply for first-year entry at University. 

It will help you develop a broad base of multi-platform media and Journalism skills suitable for higher education and employment in the modern, convergent media and communications industries. 

Each tutor has a wide variety of media experience, and you'll gain even more knowledge from expert media guest speakers, visits, field trips and professional workshops.

The course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • One Higher at Grade C or above preferably English or Media Studies; OR
  • NC Media or related subject; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group pre-entry guidance session and individual interview where you’ll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.
  • You'll be given a short written exercise (around 200 words) so we can review your writing style, syntax, spelling and grammar.
  • You will also be asked to participate in a group exercise to allow us to review your communications skills.
  • It may also strengthen your application to provide evidence of relevant experience or activity in the subject area, e.g. blogging, podcasting, published work, involvement in school newspapers, magazines or radio stations, relevant work experience or volunteering.

What you study

  • Journalism.
  • Radio and Video Production.
  • Introduction to the Creative Industries.
  • Sub Editing.
  • Desk Top Publishing.
  • Magazine Journalism.
  • Complex Oral Presentation.
  • Writing for the Media.
  • The Media: Features and Trends.
  • English Language Skills: Correcting Creative Text.
  • Law.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career in journalism, television and radio production, video production, public relations and advertising.

Continuing study

Learners who successfully complete all 15 credits of the HNC programme, with minimum B at Graded Unit, are encouraged to apply for year two entry to the HND Creative Industries: Media and Communication at City of Glasgow College.

You can also apply for first year Journalism at various universities, including West Of Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian.

You could also consider courses at the following universities:

  • Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Queen Margaret University.
  • Robert Gordon University.
  • The University of Stirling.
  • Edinburgh Napier University.
  • The University of Strathclyde.
  • The University of the West of Scotland.
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    26th Aug 2019, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome