Journalism: Broadcast at University of Salford - UCAS

Course summary

Overview: Based in the heart of MediaCityUK, you will be taught by professional journalists in a state-of-the-art newsroom equipped with the latest new media technologies and specialised radio and television studio spaces. Broadcast journalism is challenging, demanding and exciting work. This practical course will allow you to experience every aspect of broadcast journalism from writing and directing right down to presenting for live and recorded audiences. From day one, you will be expected to think and act like a journalist working in radio and television. While this course will enable you to work across multiple media platforms, its main focus will encourage you to specialise in the area of broadcast journalism, allowing you to hone your ability to investigate, record, write, edit, present and produce news for radio and television formats. You will have ample opportunity to put your skills into practice through regular news days and practical assessments. This will all be supported by the study of law, ethics and journalism theory. You will also be encouraged to contribute to the student- led broadcast, Quays News, which is supported by industry professionals and guests editors from the BBC and ITV. Graduates have secured journalism jobs at the BBC, ITV, a range of newspapers and online sites as well as finding work in related areas such as public relations.


You will study six modules in year one, providing you with a broad understanding of journalism across print, online, radio and TV mediums. You will then have the opportunity to pursue a specialised pathway throughout years two and three. This will allow you to build on core skills gained from your first year, as well as create your own programme route from a suite of optional modules including sports journalism, music journalism and political journalism. The broadcast pathway will guide you towards a career in TV and radio journalism, whilst offering you the flexibility to study options in print and online. There are also pathway options in news and multimedia. The course includes shorthand tuition, allowing you to reach the gold standard of 100wpm, as well as broadcast workshops in editing and use of equipment, including cameras and recording devices. Your final year will include multi-platform newsdays in our MediaCityUK newsroom and work placements with our industry partners. Throughout your study, you will also be offered the opportunity to take NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) examinations.

Assessment method

50% Workshops, 30% Lectures and 20% Newsdays

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Journalism: Broadcast at University of Salford - UCAS