Postgraduate Courses (MA & MSc)

  • Put ideas into action in the School of Media, Culture & Society!


    Do you want to make a difference through a professional programme in psychology, social work or career guidance?

    Are you ready to take the next step with a practice-based programme in broadcast journalism, music or filmmaking?

    Are you driven to deepen your understanding of policy and society through our applied programmes in the social sciences and drug and alcohol studies?

    Whatever your ambition, our exciting and innovative portfolio of postgraduate programmes will help you transform your life and kickstart your career.

    Our world-class facilities and strong industry and civil society connections will give you the experience and exposure you need, while our outstanding academic teams will equip you with the tools to make sense of a complex and fast-changing world.

    Of the seven postgraduate programmes we offered in 2015, five achieved 100% Overall Satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

    MSc Contemporary Drugs & Alcohol Studies (then titled MSc Alcohol & Drugs Studies) achieved 100% satisfaction for Resources & Services

    MSc Applied Social Sciences framework and MA Broadcast Journalism both achieved 100% satisfaction for Dissertation/ Major Project

    Components of the MA Music framework achieved 100% satisfaction for Assessment & Feedback and Teaching & Learning.

  • Professional & industry accreditations


    Professional/ industry accreditation is a core priority for all relevant programmes across the School of Media, Culture & Society.

    • MA Creative Media Practice is accredited by Creative Skillset
    • MA Broadcast Journalism is accredited by Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC)
    • MA Music is accredited by Joint Audio Media Education Services (JAMES) 
    • MSc Psychology (conversion) is accredited by the British Psychological Society and provides the basis for Graduate Registration (i.e. Graduate Basis of Chartership [GBC] with the Society). This accreditation ensures that graduates are able to pursue a career in psychology by specialising through further post-graduate study. 
    • MSc Social Work meets the requirements of the Scottish Government and has been approved by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). Successful applicants will register with them to practice as social workers.
    • MSc Career Guidance & Development is accredited by the Career Development Institute (CDI).