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


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.

The prorgamme culminates in an original research project which allows students to create a piece of journalism which ties into their interests or speciality as a reporter or academic. You will be supported throughout this process by a team with years of experience in the broadcast industry - including key employers like the BBC.

You will emerge as a multi-skilled graduate who can demonstrate critical thinking, technical skills, journalistic instinct and a strong broadcast voice.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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