Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree, or the equivalent from an internationally recognised institution. Consideration may also be given to mature applicants with relevant work experience.

All complete applications will be considered and shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an open day and interview at the Institution.

Applicants should demonstrate a knowledge of podcasting, and a strong interest in one or more podcasting genres. We especially welcome those with work experience in radio or audio.

Months of entry


Course content

How do you turn your passion for Podcasting into a rewarding career? Podcasting requires a huge range of skills producing audio, video, social media, design, business planning and marketing. City’s brand-new MA has been developed with leading industry figures to give you all the tools you need to succeed in this fast-growing sector.

The MA in Podcasting is a hands-on course. You will learn how to craft compelling podcasts and develop the skills to publish your product, find and build an audience, and carve out a career.

You will learn a combination of technical skills in audio and video production, social media, branding and marketing along with the business skills you will need to target audiences, develop a brand and run your own independent business.

The course draws on the reputation of City Journalism with training in Law and Ethics, we will work in partnership with our new Centre of Podcast Excellence and in specialist podcast studios.

We have strong links with industry, which enables us to bring in guest speakers and tutors (for example with the BBC, Global, Bauer, Crowd Network, NPR, Spotify, The Athletic, Times Radio, The Telegraph, The MediaStorm Podcast).

Information for international students

This course requires the equivalent of an IELTS academic test with an overall score of 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in the writing subtest and no less than 6.5 in any other subtest.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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