MA/Postgraduate Diploma Broadcast Journalism
Department of Journalism Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
Our students see journalism’s bigger picture: freedom of expression, ethics and the globalisation of media, as well as digital reporting techniques. That’s why they become great journalists.
About the course
Course description 2017
Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council
Learn how to write for radio and television news: how to find your own stories and turn them into sharp and imaginative broadcast material. You’ll record and film material and edit it using a desktop software package. You’ll also learn media law and public administration, ethics and regulation.
We’ll prepare you for the multimedia environment by teaching you how to create audio and video for the web and how to use social media effectively.
- Researching News
- Law for Journalists
- Ethics and Regulation
- Power and Society
- Broadcast News
- Advanced Broadcast Journalism
- Broadcast Journalism Dissertation/Portfolio (PGDip students don’t take this module)
Examples of optional modules
A range including:
- Global Journalism
- Journalism, Globalisation and Development
- Researching Social Media
- Propaganda, Media and Conflict
- News and Civil Society
- Journalism Politics and Public Debate
- Journalism in Britain
Teaching and assessment
There are lectures, seminars, group workshops, individual and team assignments.
You’re assessed on essays, examinations and practical broadcast journalism – producing news stories, radio and TV news items and features, web pages and portfolios.
- MA - 1 year full-time
- Postgraduate Diploma - 9 months full-time
A 2:1 degree, but we’ll consider mature students with relevant professional experience. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential. Good computing and word-processing skills are desirable.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Studentships: there are a limited number of external bursaries for UK students on this course, from the AHRC, Scott Trust and Journalism Diversity Fund. See the department's web pages for details:
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.