City University London
Broadcast Journalism MA
City University London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This course 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.

All MA Journalism courses at City are practical, hands-on courses designed for people that want to become journalists. As a result, much of your coursework will be journalistic assignments that you produce to deadline, as you would in a real news organisation.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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A 2nd class Honours degree in any appropriate subject. 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. 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. As well as new graduates, we also welcome applications from mature applicants with substantial work experience in radio and/or television journalism.


Tuition Fees Broadcast Journalism MA

EU £21650
International £21650
England UK £10820
Scotland £10820
Wales £10820
Northern Ireland £10820

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About City University London

Founded in 1894, City University London (a.k.a. City) is located in Central London. Due to its location, City attracts students from around the world, and as a result offers a diverse campus culture. The facilities on-site have been developed with each student’s future work environment in mind. So Law students have access to simulation courts of law, and future Nurses can expect to make use of mock medical wards. Academics aside, being located in Central London means learners can get around quickly thanks to the numerous public transport options in the area.

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