Taught course

Broadcast Journalism

University of Central Lancashire · School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to have a 2.1 or first class honours degree from a British higher education institution, or equivalent. The degree may be in any subject, although complementary subjects, such as English, Politics or a foreign language are especially useful. You will also need a very good standard of written English and in normal circumstances, a good speaking voice. Mature students and candidates with non-standard qualifications may also apply, if they have substantial professional/relevant experience. All applicants are expected to show knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment, which may be demonstrated by a record of relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This one-year vocational course equips postgraduate students with the essential skills and knowledge to pursue a career in radio and television journalism in the UK. The Masters degree builds on the strengths of the prestigious postgraduate diploma course and offers students the chance to produce an extended practical broadcast project.

We are committed to producing broadcast journalists who are realistically skilled and highly employable. The course is designed to prepare students for working in the broadcast industry, so the emphasis is on learning by doing. Students learn in a newsroom environment, producing interviews, stories and packages for radio and television and online. They also gain a thorough understanding of media law and public administration.

The course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. In 2009, we received the Course Award for 'General excellence in broadcast journalism training' from the BJTC. The MA/PGDip Broadcast Journalism course at UCLan has been working closely with the radio and television industry since it started in 1981. Professional broadcasters visit Preston regularly, to work with the students - supervising radio and TV news days and giving guest lectures on specialist topics.

Modules include:

  • Practical Journalism (Single Module)
  • Digital Journalism (Single Module)
  • Broadcast Newsroom Practice (Double Module)
  • Law for Journalists (Single Module)
  • Public Administration (Single Module)
  • Extended Project (Triple Module)

Information for international students

See our website for further information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    The course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.

Course contact details

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