We produce outstanding journalists with the technical and practical skills needed to tell the stories that matter. If you want to learn how to produce news and current affairs for radio, television and online/digital audiences, our MA Broadcast Journalism course is exactly what you’re looking for. We’re accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), so you’ll benefit from a hands-on, challenging and highly relevant pathway into the journalism industry.
Our emphasis is on ‘learning by doing’. Working in our newsrooms, you’ll use industry-standard equipment and workflows, learning how to produce and present stories, reports, interviews and packages for digital, television and radio platforms.
You’ll experience live location reporting, newsdays, voice and presentation training, filming and editing while getting to grips with the digital and social media skills the industry demands. Work placements are a core element of the programme and we’ll also equip you with a thorough, rigorous understanding of media law, public administration and ethics.
Why study with us
- We have 60 years’ experience of successfully teaching and training journalists ensuring you benefit from a huge network of supportive alumni, working throughout the industry.
- You’ll be taught by former and current journalists, who will share a wealth of knowledge and skills with you.
- Our Journalism courses are the best in England, according to the Guardian University Guide 2022, which placed UCLan number one in the country.
Ed Walker talks about what he expects from our Journalism students
What you’ll do
- You’ll learn by doing as you get to grips with making compelling stories for radio, television and digital platforms within a supportive, safe and friendly environment.
- Share your stories with a real audience through our very own news website.
- You’ll have the opportunity to research and produce a wide portfolio of stories across all genres, including current affairs, sport, culture, politics and music.
This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
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- This course has been accredited by the BJTC and recognised as providing 'general excellence in broadcast journalism training'. The BJTC is an industry-led body offering accreditation to courses for aspiring journalists.
As it focuses on developing a wide range of desirable skills and practices, MA Broadcast Journalism enables you to successfully compete within a broad range of jobs and opportunities.
Our former students enjoy successful careers as journalists within the mainstream media as well as related opportunities within marketing, PR, Communications and many other related careers.
The course has a reputation for producing employable and talented broadcast/multimedia journalists – with graduates working across BBC radio and television, ITV Granada, Sky News and Sport and of course throughout commercial radio stations across the country.
However, the skills and experiences our graduates learn on the course, prepare them to successfully compete for jobs in many disciplines. For example, we have graduates who work in the following areas:
- Radio drama
- New media companies
- Corporate press offices
- Crown Prosecution Service
- Charity sector (social media)
- Walt Disney Company
Essentially, the skills which form the basis of this course are valuable and transferable.
Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Arts and Media located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries
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