University of the West of Scotland

Broadcast Journalism, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

The Broadcast Journalism programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. You will engage critically with, and make informed judgments on current professional practices and ethical issues. In addition you will be expected to apply specialised techniques. At Masters' level, you will plan and carry out a significant project of original research, culminating in a documentary or broadcast portfolio.

Areas of focus will include:

  • News Journalism – students compile and broadcast radio bulletins. Newswriting, interviewing, editing, and online content are taught. Professional voice coaching is also an important element of the module.
  • Journalism Law and Regulation – the main legal and regulatory issues that confront working journalists are taught and analysed.
  • Television Journalism – students make television packages, conduct live two-ways, write out of vision scripts, and present live television news bulletins.

Career prospects

The course has an outstanding employment record. Recent graduates have found work at the BBC and STV, a host of commercial radio stations such as Radio Clyde and Heart, busy media offices, and a range of high-quality journalism employers. 

Accreditation

Our course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

Programme Structure

To flourish in the digitally-enabled field of contemporary journalism our course will equip you with the following essential skills: 

  • Technical 
  • Practical 
  • Critical thinking

As a student on the MA Broadcast Journalism course, you will take three modules: 

  • Journalism Law and Regulation
  • News Journalism 
  • Collaborative Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: If you are applying from overseas for postgraduate taught courses, the latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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Academic Requirements

We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.

You will require a University degree in any discipline or an equivalent qualification. Mature applicants with other qualifications and experience within the broadcast industry may be considered at the discretion of the Course Leader.

Applicants will also be expected to take a writing and voice test, as well as an interview.

Overseas students must also meet UWS English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

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