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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Introduction

Work alongside independent and BBC audio producers, and award-winning academics, 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, get to pitch your work to Radio 4 editors 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.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,250per 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

    56th

  • Campus address

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

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With an excellent reputation for graduate employability and industry partnerships, you'll benefit from opportunities to enhance your career prospects.
Bristol is a bustling, welcoming city with a strong multicultural community – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 97 4

    56th out of 113 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    118 59%

    42nd

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    16th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    63rd

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    126 57%

    61st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    66th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    25th

    9

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