Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree or international equivalent or evidence of relevant acquired experience in industry is required.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

Develop and hone discipline-specific practical production skills, while gaining a theoretical understanding of the Broadcast Media Industry. Our MA in Broadcast Media is for those students who wish to study both television and radio production. In an age of ‘visualising radio’ and convergent media, this course highlights the importance of working ‘cross-platform’ and aims to enable students to develop a range of skills to meet the industry’s needs.

Why Study Broadcast Media with us?

Broadcast Media is taught at the Warrington Campus, which lies between the creative and cultural hubs of Manchester and Liverpool and in close proximity to MediaCityUK.

Our Media students have received a variety of accolades – most recently, The Cat Radio was awarded an I Love Student Radio Award for Best Training Initiative in 2016.

You will be encouraged and supported to make industry connections and undertake work experience. There will also be opportunities to work on ‘live’ briefs and showcase work at the annual Department of Media event.

How will I be taught?

You will learn via a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, as well as guest lectures from industry professionals.

You will have 24-hour access to professional resources, including digital cameras, audio recording equipment, TV studio, The Cat Radio and the Tower Gallery in the North West Media Centre, which includes a multimedia suite with iMacs and a voice-over booth.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through group and individual practical work and written coursework. In Broadcast Media Project, you will pursue your particular interests through either a dissertation or research by practice.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of Media