Taught course


Goldsmiths, University of London · Media and Communications

Entry requirements

As well as an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a related subject, you should have a level of practical experience in a relevant area.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides an opportunity for postgraduates with some knowledge and experience of radio to explore the medium in depth, both in theory and practice. The facilities available are broadcast-standard with professional standard post-production suites.

  • Facilities available are broadcast-standard with professional standard post-production suites
  • Three sound studios are linked into a networked sound/ENPS electronic newsroom with subscriptions to news agencies broadcast services such as Sky, IRN, PA and AFP
  • We also have our own student radio station broadcasting online and with an FM restricted service licence
  • The course tutor is a practising broadcaster, and an experienced sound engineer runs the studio
  • Our students have won industry awards, and our graduates are working at local, regional, national and international level
  • The MA has been accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council
  • MA Radio students are taught online production skills and fully involved in publishing multimedia journalism and creative features with a sound focus on their dedicated public platform Londonmultimedianews.com.

What you study

You work in practice and theory groups, and take modules that cover: radio features and drama; radio journalism and documentary; key media law and ethical issues in relation to UK and US media law; the cultural history of radio (primarily in Britain and the USA); adapting prose, film and theatre for radio dramatisation.

Throughout the year, the programme includes workshops and seminars by visiting professionals and artists in the radio journalism and radio drama fields. We are happy to support work experience placements in professional newsrooms and radio drama productions. The programme offers students the opportunity to learn Teeline shorthand, television recording techniques and online applications for radio.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS or equivalent.

Fees and funding

AHRC. Because the programme is accredited by the UK Broadcast Journalism Training Council, media groups such as the BBC, ITV, Scott Trust and Channel 4 occasionally provide bursary schemes. Check the BJTC website for details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Radio programme34

Course contact details

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