Taught course

Radio Production

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Media and Communication

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject.

  • Applicants without a first degree but with significant industry experience may be considered in exceptional circumstances
  • An interview is required
  • Applicants are encouraged to provide details of relevant work experience.

Preferred subjects

All subjects considered but applications are particular welcomed from the following groups:

  • Recent graduates with an undergraduate degree (typically 2:1 or above) in any discipline who want to take their expertise and apply it within the media context
  • We particularly welcome applicants with an undergraduate degree in the area of media practice (e.g. interactive media production, script-writing, music design, journalism, advertising)
  • Undergraduate degree in humanities subject with some student, college or Community Radio experience
  • Applications are also welcome from experienced professionals working within the media industry
  • Mature students with relevant experience or qualifications
  • Overall you must have a passion for radio.

Months of entry


Course content

The development of DAB, internet radio and podcasting is creating exciting opportunities for radio producers, and this course will enable you to take advantage of these new technologies – as well as more traditional media – to communicate with audiences in a creative and exciting way.

You will engage with the crafting of radio programmes on a variety of media platforms in production genres including Drama and features alongside your theoretical study of Narrative Construction. Professional development is explored and you will have the opportunity to engage with industry, with guest speakers, station and events visits. The course builds towards a final production project in which you will create a complete 30-minute programme to broadcast standard. An alternative research-focused option is available if you feel that is more suited to your strengths.

Production lecturers on the course have experience of working for leading national radio stations and our industry guests cover a range of production genres. You will develop in areas suited to your own strengths under their expert supervision, and can even test your skills in industry during the course, with the opportunity to take up a placement for three to four weeks if you wish.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team
+44 (0) 1202 961 916