MA PG Dip Broadcast Journalism

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    MA/PGDip One year full-time / two years part-time

Course Description

Welcome to the transformative MA Broadcast Journalism, a dynamic fusion of hands-on training and academic excellence tailored for postgraduates.

This program uniquely marries the fast-paced world of multimedia broadcast journalism with a strong academic foundation, accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

Guided by seasoned broadcast news experts, you’ll master the art of newsgathering, radio and TV reporting, video production, audio recording, and social media journalism. With cutting-edge facilities and industry-standard studios, you’ll craft compelling content for digital, radio, and TV platforms.

Dive into media law, politics, and personalized options, enhancing your adaptability. Design and execute an impactful research-driven project in your chosen media realm.

Our unparalleled industry connections offer invaluable work experience, propelling you into leading UK and global broadcast roles. Elevate your expertise, shape the future of journalism, and excel in a thriving media landscape.”

Entry Requirements

  • You will need a good honours degree (minimum 2.1) and enthusiasm for, or experience of journalism.
  • Applicants with a 2.2 and substantial experience will be considered.
  • A written test.

Applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis if they can demonstrate relevant professional experience.

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Programme Funding

BAFTA Scholarship Programme

This course is eligible for the BAFTA Scholarship programme for UK students. Successful applicants will receive up to £12,000 towards tuition fees, mentoring by an industry professional and free access to BAFTA events.

Student Destinations

Employability is a key focus of this course, with many of the compulsory modules including initiatives to help enhance you future career in journalism. This course also has established links with its former students, through which we receive employment opportunities for graduating students. After studying this course you could go into a variety of roles including:

  • producer (radio, TV, online);
  • editor, sub-editor;
  • journalist;
  • presenter, reporter, news commentator;
  • camera operators;
  • production manager, floor manager;
  • sound engineer, lighting engineer, technician, technical assistant; and
  • researcher.

Module Details

Core modules

  • Broadcast Production Skills (60 credit points)
  • Media Law and Ethics (20 credit points)
  • Public Affairs for Journalists (20 credit points)
  • Broadcast Journalism Project (60 credits)

Optional modules

Choose one

  • Journalism, Ethics and Society (20 credit points)
  • Social Media and Audience Analytics (20 credit points)
  • History of Sport (20 credit points)
  • Podcasting Production (20 credit points)
  • Data-driven Investigative Journalism (20 credit points)

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