Entry requirements

A 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or international equivalent or evidence of relevant acquired experience in industry is required.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

Develop technical, professional and creative skills – from podcasting to video production – on our Broadcast Media course.

Our MA is for those students who wish to learn about the ever-evolving broadcast media industry and to gain practical competencies and skills in media production.

In an age of ‘visualising radio’ and convergent media, this course highlights the importance of being multiskilled and working ‘cross-platform’. You will learn about key issues in industry, how to originate and develop broadcast ideas and how to present material in a variety of formats.

Workshops, lectures and seminars aim to equip you with the skills and knowledge to meet the industry’s needs.

Why Study Broadcast Media with us?

MA Broadcast Media is taught at Warrington Campus, which lies between the creative and cultural hubs of Manchester and Liverpool and in close proximity to MediaCityUK. Students have previously enjoyed trips to ITV and the BBC at MediaCityUK, and to various radio stations, meeting industry professionals and understanding more about broadcasting.

Visiting lecturers (who continue to work in media) and guest talks and workshops from industry professionals allow students to better understand the broadcast media industry and learn more about current issues, trends and practice.

Our Media students have received a variety of accolades – most recently, students working on The Cat Radio were awarded the 2018 Student Radio Association Best Student Radio Chart Show award. As well as producing shows as part of assessment, you will be encouraged to work at The Cat Radio to further hone your skills.

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 on our public-facing Cat Media website and at our in-house Cat awards.

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.

Approximate contact hours for a full-time student will be up to nine hours per week. The expected individual learning activity for a full-time student will be approximately 32 hours per week.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Department of Media