M.A. On Campus

Media Production

Birmingham City University

12 months
16300 GBP/year
7900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Media Production course gives you the opportunity to kick start or further your career in the television and radio industries. The course offers a clear progression pathway for students who have already completed undergraduate studies in television or radio. The Media Production programme is offered at Birmingham City University.


What's covered in the course?

While this is largely a practical course that will give you the professional skills you’ll need to work in a fast-paced, real world television or radio environment, you’ll also study production theory.

You’ll develop a detailed knowledge of how both mediums work today and how they are constantly evolving. Professional practice is embedded into the course which will prepare you for a career in either the television or radio industries.

You’ll also use your academic thinking to evaluate the current state of digital media, giving you the opportunity to reflect critically on your own performance.

Throughout the course, you’ll be supported by academic staff that have vast amounts of experience in television and radio production, such as radio documentary producer Sam Coley and community radio researcher Siobhan Stevenson.

If you have an interest in television production you will develop a detailed knowledge of how production processes work and will be encouraged to explore online content development and distribution. 

The specialist television modules mirror industry approaches and therefore you will operate as a production team to complete assignments in both modules. 

This approach has allowed a number of recent MA students to progress seamlessly into professional production roles.

Enhancing employability skills

The aim of our MA Media Production course is to prepare you for a career in the fast-paced world of media and broadcasting. 

Thanks to our outstanding facilities and reputation for producing work-ready, highly skilled graduates who are already proficient on industry-quality equipment, our students are sought after.

You’ll have worked with guest lecturers who are working within the industry and you’ll have gained good contacts during your course, all of which will stand you in good stead when looking for employment.

It is very useful to have an idea what you would like to do when the MA has finished. Ambition is strongly encouraged. We have a very experienced professional development team who have worked in the radio and television industries and are widely networked with professionals currently working in production.

The Media Production programme is offered at Birmingham City University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Television Documentary and Features 
  • Television Factual Entertainment 
  • Research in Practice 
  • Entrepreneurship in Practice 
  • Work Placement 
  • Major Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have or expect to gain at least an upper second-class bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area.
  • You should be able to demonstrate prior experience of work in television, media production or other media related areas.
  • Your achievements should clearly demonstrate a keen interest in the television sector.
  • You are advised to read around the subject of media and to explore examples. Your application should demonstrate your ability to generate and develop ideas, as judged by the MA team.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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