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 radio and audio industry is changing; podcasting has led to an appetite for audio content across the globe, like never before. Telling stories in sound is an integral component of this course and you’ll engage with the crafting of radio programmes and podcasts in various production genres including drama, music radio, documentaries and features, while learning how this practice is contextualised both historically and theoretically.

You’ll be taught through a mixture of workshops, tutorials, lectures and seminars with full access to a range of studios, recording and editing equipment. You will also have the opportunity to broadcast on the MA managed radio station BIRSt.co.uk. Throughout the course you will engage with industry through guest speakers, station and events visits. You will develop in areas suited to your own strengths under the expert supervision of your tutors, and can even test your skills in industry, with the opportunity to take up a placement for three to four weeks if you wish. The course builds towards a final production project in which you will create a complete 30-minute programme to broadcast standard or a research-focused option is also available.

Radio Production is part of a larger framework of Media Production courses collaborating to explore cross-media storytelling in production. Graduating students from the course have gone on to enjoy successful careers in the radio and audio industry and within academia - some are leaders in their field.

The course creatively combines academic rigour with current industry know-how.

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

Further details of qualification

This widely acclaimed programme is intended for graduates seeking careers in production in the radio industry.

Course contact details

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