Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Journalism (Audio, Docs and Podcasts)

Institution
UWE Bristol · School of Film and Journalism
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

We are looking for highly motivated, creative students who are passionate about telling stories. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in an arts or media related subject area or equivalent, or relevant professional experience.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview, where you will be expected to talk about your previous work (from audio, film, design, photography, writing, digital media, etc.) and discuss the ideas you have for the stories you want to tell. Skype or telephone interviews will be arranged for international applicants.

We accept applications throughout the year but if you are working to a funding deadline, you should build this into your application process.

International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 6.0 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades with English Language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Today's fast-moving digital age has opened up enticing opportunities for journalists wanting to work in audio and radio.

Producers are needed to create high-quality programmes for podcasts, radio and audio documentaries - and graduates specialising in this field will build a compelling set of skills to develop a highly versatile portfolio career.

Offered in partnership with the BBC, our MA Journalism (Audio, Docs and Podcasts) is for graduates with a passion for radio, and an interest in journalism and audio documentary making.

Working with award-winning audio producers, you'll learn to develop your own radio documentaries and podcasts, as you build experience of audio collection techniques, sound and recording, working in a studio and using digital editing software.

Based at the arts-focused Bower Ashton studios, you'll be immersed in audio and radio for the digital age, putting your skills into practice, and delving into the cultural industry and its supply chain.

There's a strong emphasis on developing your technical expertise, alongside the skills needed to compete as a producer, such as commissioning, pitching and getting your documentaries to air. You'll also gain useful online skills to develop your own websites and podcasts.

You will build experience on placements in some of Bristol's most innovative cultural organisations, get to pitch your work to Radio 4 commissioners, and work on your own projects with mentoring from industry.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
Admissions@uwe.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)117 32 83333