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A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent in a Media or Communications subject such as Film and Television, Broadcast Production, or Journalism. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply.
You’ll be required to submit a written proposal of 600 words for an original factual television programme.
Months of entry
Do you have a passion for TV? Are you fizzing with ideas for fresh, exciting content? Do you want to know how to get ideas out of your head and onto the screen? This could be the course for you.
The first of its kind in Scotland, this MSc focusses on development and production of factual content for broadcast television. Developed with industry and taught by experienced practitioners, this course is focused on the practical side of television production - growing ideas, developing proposals and making programmes.
You’ll learn how to generate great ideas and quality factual content, how the modern business of television works and how issues of editorial and ethics affect programme-makers today.
Practice is at the heart of everything we do. Developed to mirror professional practice in the industry, teaching will include masterclasses, workshops and pitching panels with experienced professionals.
The course will cover core areas of factual TV:
- factual formats
- specialist factual
- access-led documentary
Within these modules, you’ll explore ethical issues of representation, consent, trust and editorial control while learning about the business of factual content.
You’ll build up your practical skills with a series of creative challenges:
- developing ideas in response to an industry brief
- pitching your ideas
- receiving regular feedback from staff and visiting experts
You’ll also develop and produce filmed pieces as part of the Access Documentary module.
Alongside practical projects, you’ll develop essential career skills through an industry experience module. You’ll be supported in researching and securing a placement, developing your own network of contacts and making the first steps towards work.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
- IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill
- Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 with minimum 162 in each skill
- Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 176 with minimum of 162 in each skill
- Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component
- IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20
Fees and funding
Please consult our website for up-to-date information about course fees and funding.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Professor Dario Sinforiani