Taught course

Radio

Institution
University of Sunderland · Faculty of Arts, Design and Media
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from holders of an honours degree in a relevant subject. All applicants should be able to demonstrate practical and/or critical and conceptual skills. Students requiring the necessary practical skills are encouraged to attend undergraduate modules in radio.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This Masters develops skills that are relevant not only on radio but also TV, film and multi-platform production. It's an outstanding way to gain a fast start in any area of production.

The production modules cover areas such as targeting ideas for audiences, budgeting, research, editing, live studio production and post programme evaluation.

‌All production material will be broadcast on Spark FM and you can expect to be actively involved in running the 24/7 Community Radio station based in the campus Media Centre. Spark FM has won many awards including four golds at the Student Radio Awards 2012.

We are accredited to teach the industry-leading SADiE6 editing system. We also teach two systems for music playout: RCS Selector and Master Control.

You will be taught by professionals who currently work in radio, producing their own programmes for BBC so you can be sure that the course is completely up-to-date.

The practical work will be supported by contextual studies. The final stage of the course takes the form of research leading to a dissertation, or a major practical project with a contextual report.

Sunderland’s Media Department has been recognised for producing some world-leading and internationally excellent research. Our research expertise includes broadcast technology, radio formats, programming, participatory radio, voice in radio and cinema, radio drama, and women and radio.

MA Radio has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick, the industry kitemark of quality, following a rigorous assessment process by experts working in the Creative Industries. The Creative Skillset Tick is awarded to practice-based courses which best prepare students for a career in the industry.‌

Information for international students

For an application form please see http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/international/howtoapply/

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
15 months
full time
10 months

PGCert

part time
7 months
full time
7 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Creative work70

Course contact details

Name
Student Helpline
Email
admenquiry@sunderland.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)191 515 3000
Fax
+44 (0)191 515 2132