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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Broadcasting Studies Film / Video / Television Production

Course type


Course Summary

Develop technical, professional and creative skills – from podcasting to video production – on our Broadcast Media course.

Course overview

Our MA is for those students who wish to learn about the ever-evolving broadcast media industry and to gain practical competencies and skills in media production.

In an age of ‘visualising radio’ and convergent media, this course highlights the importance of being multiskilled and working ‘cross-platform’. You will learn about key issues in industry, how to originate and develop broadcast ideas and how to present material in a variety of formats.

Workshops, lectures and seminars aim to equip you with the skills and knowledge to meet the industry’s needs.

Why study this course with us?

MA Broadcast Media is taught at Warrington Campus, which lies between the creative and cultural hubs of Manchester and Liverpool and in close proximity to MediaCityUK. Students have previously enjoyed trips to ITV and the BBC at MediaCityUK, and to various radio stations, meeting industry professionals and understanding more about broadcasting.

Visiting lecturers (who continue to work in media) and guest talks and workshops from industry professionals allow students to better understand the broadcast media industry and learn more about current issues, trends and practice.

Our Media students have received a variety of accolades – most recently, students working on The Cat Radio were awarded the 2018 Student Radio Association Best Student Radio Chart Show award. As well as producing shows as part of assessment, you will be encouraged to work at The Cat Radio to further hone your skills.

You will be encouraged and supported to make industry connections and undertake work experience. There will also be opportunities to work on ‘live’ briefs and showcase work on our public-facing Cat Media website and at our in-house Cat awards.

Different course options

Full time | Warrington Campus | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or international equivalent or evidence of relevant acquired experience in industry is required.

University information

From a teaching college, to becoming the University of Chester, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in Birkenhead. Through the work of...more

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