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Broadcast Journalism

City, University of London

M.A. On Campus
10 months
20810 GBP/full
10400 GBP/full
Tuition fee
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The MA in Broadcast Journalism at City, University of London 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.

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Who is it for?

This MA Broadcast Journalism course from City, University of London is suitable for students with a 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 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.


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.

Career prospects

Within five months of completing the course in July 2019 students from this course had jobs or freelance at:

  • Producer, BBC Cambridgeshire
  • Producer, ITV Guernsey
  • Reuters and TI Media
  • Output Producer, Sky News
  • 5 News
  • BBC World Service
  • Heart
  • BBC Scotland
  • Euro News
  • Research, ITV Daytime
  • Video Producer, The Independent
  • Kent Live
  • CNN
  • France 24
  • LBC
  • The World Tonight on Radio 4.

Previous graduates have gone on to work as journalists, producers, or Head of Media and Communications.


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Journalism Ethics
  • Final Project 
  • Newsgathering for TV and Radio 
  • Newsdays and Studio Production
  • Politicial Headlines 
  • UK Media Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants 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.

All complete applications will be considered and shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an open day and interview at the Institution.

  • Pre-requisites

Applicants must demonstrate a knowledge of TV and/or radio news and current affairs. We expect a high standard of general knowledge relating to politics, international news, sport and entertainment. You should also have work experience in a local radio station or similar.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20810 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20810 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 10 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10400 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10400 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 10 months.


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Broadcast Journalism
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