City, University of London

Course Introduction

Broadcast Journalism: offers practical training in radio and television. Newswriting, television and radio journalism are taught through lectures, workshops and broadcast simulation. The Broadcast Journalism course prepares you for a first job in radio or television journalism and is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

As a Broadcast Journalism masters student you will be given practical training in radio and television news

You will gain practical skills in our state'of'the'art digital television studio, digital editing suites, radio studios, and broadcast newsrooms.

Course Modules

Core modules:

Ethics, Rules & Standards (30 credits);

Final Project (30 credits);

Newsgathering for TV and Radio (30 credits);

Newsdays Production (30 credits);

Studio Production for TV or Radio (15 credits);

UK Media Law (15 credits);

Political Headlines (15 credits).

Elective modules:

Journalism Innovation (15 credits);

Social & Digital Journalism (15 credits).

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
Short Course
Full Time
MA £10,000 Home Fees
Short Course
Full Time
MA £20,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A 2nd class Honours degree in any appropriate subject. Applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree, or the equivalent from an international institution. Consideration may also be given to mature applicants with substantial work experience in radio and/or television journalism. Students whose first language is not English are advised to apply for the International Journalism MA, which is designed specifically for students from outside the UK. Applicants must demonstrate a knowledge of TV and/or radio news and current affairs. We expect a high standard of general knowledge relating to politics, international news, sport and entertainment. You should also have work experience in a local radio station or similar. As well as new graduates, we also welcome applications from mature applicants with substantial work experience in radio and/or television journalism.