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PgDip Media and Broadcast Production

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Broadcasting Studies Film / Video / Television Production

Course type


Course Summary


This PG Diploma offers an integrated programme of study in the theoretical, applied and creative aspects of contemporary broadcasting.

Students will be introduced to theoretical approaches to broadcasting, as well as to basic techniques useful for broadcast practice.

The programme is designed to appeal to graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences, particularly those with backgrounds in English, politics, history, journalism, cultural studies and creative writing. Previous academic study of or practical experience in the media is not essential, though it would be beneficial.

Career Prospects

Employment after the Course

This programme is designed to offer a range of highly useful skills, experience and understanding regarding broadcasting and contemporary media, which would be useful in a range of careers, including broadcasting, journalism, marketing, press and public relations, advertising and teaching. Some students choose to continue their studies to MA and/or PhD level on a chosen specialised topic.

Different course options

Full time | Queen's University Belfast | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module introduces students to the practice of broadcasting, particularly the practices of radio and television broadcast journalism. This includes consideration of the regulatory and ethical framework surrounding broadcast journalism, writing and performing for broadcast, as well as recording and editing sound. Students will be assessed based on their production of some audio vox pops, and on their writing and performance of a piece to camera. The assessment also consists of a reflective statement on the practical work, which includes a consideration of the professional requirements of the recorded pieces, and how they might be received by an audience unaware of the process of creating them and any problems that may have arisen.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in an Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences subject. Applicants with qualifications below 2.1 Honours degree standard may be considered if they can demonstrate appropriate relevant experience. The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL).

Department profile

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast A Community of Scholars We are a busy, multidisciplinary community of learners, dedicated to using the wide range of subjects on the arts and humanities to make a difference in lives locally, nationally and internationally. We are home to some 7600 students and 700 academic and support staff who work in five Schools – Arts, English and Languages, History,...more

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