City, University of London

Course Introduction

The Broadcast Journalism MA at City is highly rated in the industry as evidenced by the range and number of alumni working in broadcasting, the awards won, and the industry placements offered.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for students with an good degree, looking to become well-rounded broadcast journalists. You will have a keen interest in TV, radio, social and digital news and current affairs plus sport, lifestyle and national and international politics. Though this course is not just about presenting on screen or on air, you must be prepared to present your material on camera or mic, and write and direct material for others to perform. The MA in Broadcast Journalism is essentially about visual and audio communication of topical information, and requires a desire to communicate through essential team working. City provides an alumni network second to none in the UK broadcast industry; and provides possibly the best employment opportunities of any postgraduate broadcasting course in the UK.

Objectives:

With an exceptional national and international reputation, MA Broadcast Journalism produces award-winning journalists. Students study cutting-edge multimedia journalism, preparing them for work in radio, television, mobile, social, and digital production. The emphasis is on practical skills: finding, researching, writing, newsgathering, interviewing, presenting, reporting, self-shooting/recording, and editing content.

With a diverse cohort of over 50 students, our Broadcast Journalism degree has an unparalleled network of alumni for work experience. Both practical and core journalism skills (Media Law, Journalism Ethics, Data Journalism) are taught in groups of 15 and upwards through lectures, workshops and broadcast-simulated news days.

Small groups of 15 ensure daily personal contact with tutors, including talkRADIO?s award-winning journalist Sandy Warr; former BBC/ITV self-shooting producer-director Sally Webb; former BBC TV reporter Colette Cooney; Reuters and Sky News journalist George Negas; BBC World Service?s Dr Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar and visiting lecturers former Reuters editor Lloyd Watson and former editor of The Andrew Marr Show Professor Barney Jones.

This degree is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

Career prospects:

According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE), 96.8% of previous graduates from this course were in employment six months after completing the course earn an average salary of £23,000. Previous graduates go on to work as journalists, producers, or Head of Media & Communications.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,200 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £20,400 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,200 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students 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.
  • International entry requirements: Students 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. Students whose first language is not English, must get a minimum overall score of 7.0 in the IELTS English language test, including at least 7.0 in the writing component of the test and no lower than 6.5 in any other component.
  • IELTS score: 7