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1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Radio Journalism Broadcasting Studies Television Journalism Journalism (General)

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Course Summary

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.

Future careers

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.


During this module you'll develop the technical skills needed to produce multiplatform journalism for digital/online, radio and TV audiences. You'll learn how to film, record and edit audio and video, utilising a range of relevant knowledge, equipment and software and produce multiplatform journalism to a deadline.

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Entry requirements

Applicants require 2:1 or 1:1 or an equivalent overseas qualification in related subject such as English or Politics or a foreign language. Applicants will need a very good standard of written English and in normal circumstances, a good speaking voice. Applications with non-standard qualifications or relevant work experience and to show knowledge or enthusiasm and commitment which may be demonstrated by a record of relevant work experience.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an international, multi-campus university leading the way in contemporary postgraduate learning. A modern institution with nearly two centuries of educational heritage, UCLan was established in 1992 but can trace its roots all the way back to 1828. There are currently around 200 postgraduate courses on offer, designed to equip students with industry-ready skills and prepare them to excel in the...more

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