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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Radio Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course is integrated with our award-winning radio station, Spark Sunderland. There are opportunities for practical experience at every stage that cover not only radio but also TV, film and multi-platform production. The only MA Radio course in the UK to be accredited by Creative Skillset - the quality mark for excellence in training within the Creative Industries - identifying this degree as the UK’s most industry-focused course using professional industry standard equipment and software. Postgraduates are highly employable and, on average, earn more than individuals whose highest qualification is an undergraduate degree. On completing this course you will be equipped for roles in the radio industry, and also throughout the broader media industry. Recent Sunderland graduates have moved into jobs at a variety of radio stations and companies, including BBC Radio 1, 6Music, 5live, BBC Radio Drama, Sun FM, Metro Radio and BBC Newcastle. Our former students are also employed at radio stations in Europe, USA and Australia. Part-time courses are not available to international students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Different course options

Full time | Sir Tom Cowie Campus | 1 year | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module comes under Radio 2.

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

Students should have an honours degree in a relevant subject. All applicants should be able to demonstrate practical and critical and conceptual skills.