Taught course

Broadcast Journalism

University of the West of Scotland · School of Creative and Cultural Industries

Entry requirements

You will require a University degree in any discipline or an equivalent qualification.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our accredited MA Broadcast Journalism course will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge, understanding and other attributes expected of professional broadcast journalists at the start of their careers. The course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, which represents the broadcast industry including the BBC, ITN, Channel 4 and Global Radio.

From the outset you will be involved in practical newsdays which challenge you to write and broadcast news stories. You will develop cutting edge skills valued by news organisations, including the fundamentals of social media journalism, and you will benefit from voice and presentation training by those who train industry professionals.

We are focused throughout the programme on ensuring you understand your professional identity and you are ready to work in industry; you will emerge as a multi-skilled graduate who can demonstrate critical thinking, technical skills, journalistic instinct and a strong broadcast voice.

Employability is at the heart of this MA. You will be sent on placement, often to commercial radio stations, which have actively recruited from the programme, including Global Radio, Bauer Radio which includes West Sound as well as placements at STV, BBC Scotland, ITN and Sky.

Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, means that the MA meets professional industry standards and ensure students are skilled in broadcasting requirements which includes professional voice training.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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