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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Work alongside independent and BBC audio producers, and award-winning academics, in this exciting and unique Master's degree - accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) - to gain valuable experience, insights and contacts for your career in audio journalism.

Why study journalism (audio, docs and podcast)?

Today's fast-moving digital age has opened up enticing opportunities for journalists wanting to work in audio and radio.

Producers are needed to create high-quality programmes for podcasts, radio and audio documentaries - and graduates specialising in this field will build a compelling set of skills to develop a highly versatile portfolio career.

Why UWE Bristol?

Offered in partnership with the BBC, our MA Journalism (Audio, Docs and Podcast) is for graduates with a passion for radio, and an interest in journalism and audio documentary making.

Working with award-winning audio producers, you'll learn to develop your own radio documentaries and podcasts, as you build experience of audio collection techniques, sound and recording, working in a studio and using digital editing software.

Based at the arts-focused Bower Ashton studios, you'll be immersed in audio and radio for the digital age, putting your skills into practice, and delving into the cultural industry and its supply chain.

There's a strong emphasis on developing your technical expertise, alongside the skills needed to compete as a producer, such as commissioning, pitching and getting your documentaries to air. You'll also gain useful online skills to develop your own websites and podcasts.

You will build experience on placements in some of Bristol's most innovative cultural organisations, pitch your work to BBC Audio editors based in Bristol and work on your own projects with mentoring from industry.

Where can it take me?

By the end of the course, you'll be equipped to secure audio journalism work on a freelance or staff basis, in production companies and post-production facilities. You could work as a broadcast assistant, junior researcher, production assistant or studio manager.

Careers / Further study

You'll have the skills and confidence to put yourself forward for entry level posts in the radio factual broadcast sector including documentary, formats and presenter-led features.

Our partnership with the BBC brings opportunities for engagement, collaboration and possibly employment. The BBC highly values the talent, fresh ideas and enthusiasm of our students.

You could go on to secure freelance or inhouse work in production companies and post-production facilities, working as a broadcast assistant, junior researcher, production assistant or studio manager.

For more information, see the listing for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button to the left of this page.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

With its excellent graduate employability record, you can be confident you’ll get all the skills you need to leave as a career-ready graduate.
With students coming from over 160 countries, UWE Bristol is a global community where everyone is warmly welcomed.
The Global Student Support team offers international students support and organises lots of events to help you settle in.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    68th out of 114 13

    78th out of 97 39

  • Entry standards

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    128 54%

    56th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    84th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    43rd

    18
  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    108 51%

    75th

    33
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44.0 44%

    79th

    63
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    32nd

    31

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