12 months
13000 GBP/year
7000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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This Media Production course at York St John University will help you develop your existing practice and further your career goals. Whether your aim is to develop as a filmmaker, documentarian, podcaster, radio producer or to run a YouTube channel, we will guide you in achieving your ambitions.


Draw on decades of expertise, with strong industry links and a inspiring location in York. On this Media Production course at York St John University you will pursue your ambitions to produce projects which will impact audiences in an evolving media landscape.

Whether you have just finished your undergraduate degree or are returning to learning with your own style, this course will help you progress toward your next journey.

Your practice will be at the heart of the course and you will develop your professional profile throughout. We encourage you to take an independent and entrepreneurial approach, engaging with innovative digital storytelling strategies, new platforms for distribution of work and diverse methods of practice-based research. You can also explore exciting creative partnerships with students on Theatre, Music and Music Production MA courses.


Our graduates are working in everything from wildlife documentaries to drama and children’s television. Our alumni include a BAFTA award winning film-maker, freelance camera operators, scriptwriters, documentary makers and graduates who’ve set up their own independent production companies. Video skills are in big demand from employers seeking to maximise their communications, and especially the events, marketing and PR industries.

This will give you an advantage in careers such as:

  • Film director or producer
  • Lighting or sound technician
  • Programme researcher
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Television camera operator
  • Television floor manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Reflective Practitioner
  • Independent and Entrepreneurial Media Production
  • Independent Project
  • Critical Discussion
  • Reflective Engagement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:2 honours degree in a related subject
  • Entry onto this postgraduate course is subject to attending an interview.

At interview you will be asked to give a short presentation. You will need to pitch your proposed idea for the main project. The criteria for this is:

  • Demonstration of readiness for graduate level practice
  • Evidence of engagement with critical thinking
  • Appropriate understanding of and competency in media production
  • Ability to communicate project ideas appropriate for the Independent Production Project

You will also be asked to complete a portfolio. This portfolio should show examples of previous and current media production practice.

We are happy to arrange interviews via Skype for overseas students.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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