• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

With the MA Broadcast Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) you will learn in a newsroom environment, producing interviews, stories, reports and packages for radio, television and digital platforms. You will experience live location reporting, filming, editing and also learn the latest digital and social media skills from experts based in our Media Innovation Studio. You will also gain a thorough understanding of media law and public administration.

Our enviable list of alumni gives us an unrivalled network of contacts who not only return to the university to give guest lectures and master-classes but also inform and influence our teaching through their professional expertise and advice. Our alumni are generous in providing work placement opportunities to our current students.  So, if you are determined to have the best possible start to your professional career, make us your first choice.

Industry Links

The course enjoys superb links with industry – across the region and nationally. Many former postgraduate broadcast journalists now work for BBC and commercial radio and TV, in news, factual and entertainment sectors. Our students also utilise their broadcast skills to work in multimedia roles, such as writing/reporting for news websites, marketing and PR and other related careers where their skills are transferrable and valued. UCLan has developed partnerships with key broadcasters such as ITV, BBC and commercial radio groups to provide students with work placement and freelance opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Creating Content
  • Broadcast Newsroom
  • Digital Journalism
  • Extended Journalism Project
  • Law for Journalists
  • Public Affairs

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    91

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You will normally be expected to have an upper second or first class honours degree from a British higher education institution, or an equivalent overseas qualification. The degree may be in any subject, although complementary subjects, such as English, Politics or a foreign language are especially useful. 
  • Candidates are required to submit a formal UCLan application form as well as a supplementary exercise. MA Application pack
  • Candidates for whom English is not the mother tongue, should be able to demonstrate high standards, at IELTS 7.5 or equivalent, in all four elements of reading, writing, speaking and listening. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Preston

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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