Broadcast Journalism, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #82 (QS) ,
Our graduates are multi-skilled professionals. They practise the new journalism: ethical, digital and critical. Our teaching staff includes professionals with a huge range of experience, from local newspapers to Fleet Street, radio and network television. You will also be taught by leading academics, experts on journalistic ethics and law.


Want to write for radio and television news? We'll show you how to find stories and turn them into sharp, engaging material.

You'll shoot professional news pieces on HD TV cameras and use Apple Fine Cut X to cut rushes together. We also teach you how to create audio and video for the web and how to use social media effectively.

There are lectures, seminars, group workshops, individual and team assignments. You're assessed on essays, exams and journalism – news stories, radio and TV news items and features, web pages and portfolios.

On a three-day field trip to London, you'll visit national news organisations and meet senior editors, politicians and political journalists. Our guest lecturers come from the media, campaigning groups and research institutes. Broadcast editors run radio and television newsdays.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Researching News
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Law for Journalists
  • Ethics and Regulation
  • Power and Society
  • Advanced Broadcast Journalism
  • Broadcast dissertation/portfolio (MA students only; extends over summer period)

Optional modules

  • Global Journalism
  • Censorship and the Media
  • Journalism, Politics and Public Debate
  • Journalism in Britain
  • News and Civil Society
  • Journalism and Democracy
  • Propaganda, Media and Conflict in a Changing World
  • Online Journalism Studies
  • Researching Social Media


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group workshops
  • Individual and team assignments


  • Essays
  • Examinations
  • Practical broadcast journalism work that involves producing news stories, radio and TV news items and features, web pages and portfolios

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

A 2:1 degree, but we will consider mature students with relevant professional experience.

Excellent writing and communication skills are essential. Good computing and word processing skills are desirable.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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