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MABroadcast Journalism

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We’ll show you how to find your own stories and turn them into sharp and imaginative broadcast material.

You’ll record and film material and edit it using a desktop software package.

You’ll also learn media law and public administration, ethics and regulation.

And we’ll prepare you for the multimedia environment by teaching you how to create audio and video for the web and how to use social media effectively.

There are lectures, seminars, group workshops, individual and team assignments. You’re assessed on essays, exams and practical broadcast journalism – news stories, radio and TV news items and features, web pages and portfolios.

Masters students go on a three-day field trip to London, visiting national news organisations for briefings on current developments with senior editors and meeting politicians and political journalists.

Our guest lecturers come from the media industries, regulators, campaigning groups and research institutes. Broadcast editors run radio and television newsdays.

Programme structure

Core modules

Researching News
Law for Journalists
Ethics and Regulation
Power and Society
Broadcast News
Advanced Broadcast Journalism
Broadcast Journalism Dissertation/Portfolio (MA students only; extends over summer period)

Optional modules

A range including:
Global Journalism
Journalism, Globalisation and Development
Researching Social Media
Propaganda, Media and Conflict
News and Civil Society
Journalism Politics and Public Debate
Journalism in Britain


Group workshops
Individual and team assignments


Practical broadcast journalism – producing news stories, radio and TV news items and features, web pages and portfolios

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States