Taught course

Radio Production

Institution
University of Chester · Department of Media
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Minimum of lower second class (2:2) honours degree; there is no requirement for prospective students to hold a first degree specifically in Media, as the level of theoretical and practical teaching and learning accounts for students who hold degrees from different disciplines. Applications from non-traditional or mature students, with relevant professional experience, are welcomed.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The processes of creating and shaping content for defined audiences and channels are central to this Master’s course and will develop your understanding of the radio industry. The delivery and content of the modules is designed so students can develop the necessary practical, theoretical and subject-specific knowledge, skills and capabilities, for a career in and beyond the radio industry. Students are encouraged to generate, develop and produce their ideas both independently and through group work. Key aspects of production, such as live studio presentation and production, show content, audience interaction, legal and ethical constraints and the impact of emerging technologies are explored through this programme of study.

Modules:

  • Radio Studio: Strip formats and Magazine Programmes
  • Radio Live: outside broadcasts and ‘remotes’
  • Contemporary Media Issues
  • Radio Industry Practices
  • New Media Practices
  • Research Skills and Methods

After completing the 6 x 20 credit modules, students will work on the:

  • Radio Project

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

PGCert

part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
postgrad@chester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1244 511 000
Fax
+44 (0)1244 513 111