Taught course

Radio and Audio Production

Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Media

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a 2:1 Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant subject area and should be able to demonstrate evidence of work in, or a familiarity with, the international media.We welcome non-traditional applications, particularly from applicants with substantial professional or production experience. Prior experiential learning is an acceptable route to the course.

Months of entry


Course content

The course places a great deal of emphasis on real world professional practice in contemporary radio production. Students become proficient in industry standard digital equipment while gaining a deeper understanding of current techniques and strategies relating to pre-recorded radio packages and live speech and music based radio broadcasting. As well as enriching their practical skills, students are expected to attain academically, engage in debates and evaluate existing academia on the subject, as well as critically appraise professional practice and their own scholarly work.

Taught by award-winning radio producer Sam Coley, the course embraces relatively new technology.

This includes podcasting, streaming and audio-slideshows, whilst still covering the fundamentals of helping you to become a rounded radio producer.

You'll gain tangible experience through working for real clients on real-world projects, in addition to guest talks from key industry figures.

The course also has a secondary emphasis on how radio is used in the developing world, by social enterprises and community radio stations, and offers a bursary for those working in the latter.

Information for international students

For more details please contact our International Office or visit our website.

Fees and funding

Refer to website

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Media Admissions
+44 (0)121 331 6618