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Radio MA
Radio MA

Radio MA

  • ID:US440097
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

- Our typical offer is:

  • 2:1 classification or equivalent from Bachelor's degree (4 Years)
  • 2:1 classification or equivalent from Master's degree

in a subject related area. All applicants should be able to demonstrate practical and critical and conceptual skills.

- Students requiring the necessary practical skills are encouraged to attend undergraduate modules in radio or the Radio Summer School.

- We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

English requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5, with no less than 5.5 in any element.

Other requirements


Course Information

This course is integrated with our award-winning radio station, Spark Sunderland. There are opportunities for practical experience at every stage that cover not only radio but also TV, film and multi-platform production.

The production modules cover a variety of genres including live studio and feature production, podcasting, multiplatform and visualisation skills. You will learn how to pitch ideas to specific audiences, budgeting, research, advanced interviewing, editing and creative post-production techniques. This highly practical vocational coursework will be supported by contextual studies. The final stage of the MA Radio takes the form of research leading to a major practical project or a dissertation with a contextual report and evaluation.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Postgraduates are highly employable and, on average, earn more than individuals whose highest qualification is an undergraduate degree. On completing this course you will be equipped for roles in the radio industry, and also throughout the broader media industry.

Recent Sunderland graduates have moved into jobs at a variety of radio stations and companies, including BBC Radio 1, 6Music, 5live, BBC Radio Drama, Sun FM, Metro Radio and BBC Newcastle.

Our former students are also employed at radio stations in Europe, USA and Australia.

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