Broadcast Engineering at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS

Course summary

This reputable and unique television broadcasting degree will allow you to master the art of technical broadcasting during live streaming and pre-recorded events, as well as gain a deep understanding of the TV industry and the principles of broadcast engineering. With this course providing the industry with designers, Multi Skilled Technical Operator (MSTOs), engineers, and developers for half a century, you'll be prepared for employment at a range of highly respected broadcasters and other media organisations. You'll leave this course equipped with professional skills and knowledge gained through real-world technical and creative projects, needed to succeed in a fast-paced broadcast environment. Whether live or within other workflows, graduates are able to work under pressure and deliver to exacting technical industry standards. Previous students have live-streamed projects with The Royal Shakespeare Company education arm along with other prestigious partners. We're also members of Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Student Chapter, which exposes staff and students to a range of opportunities. Why study this course?

  • 40 years' experience: one of the most respected courses of its kind in the UK
  • Develop the right skill set and professional mindset to work in technical engineering and operations
  • Gain practical experience in studio and location operations, signal routing and fault finding through the whole audio-visual chain
  • Ideal for future broadcast engineers and TV broadcast crew.
Career pathways Graduates can progress into a wide range of roles including: technical manager, vision supervisor, sound supervisor, sound or vision guarantee engineer, broadcast engineer, systems engineer, technical operator, transmission controller, network operations assistant, MCR operator, studio technician and outside broadcasting. For more information, please visit our website.


You'll explore both traditional areas such as digital and satellite transmission, streaming and live events and evolving technologies such as virtual production, advances in video and audio (like UHD and Dolby), the emergence of AI and other developments in technology. For more information, please visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through the preparation of written, video and project work, individual and group presentations and a range of other methods appropriate to the learning outcomes within each unit. Each module has a Formative and a Summative assessment point, where feedback and advice are provided to develop and complete projects and a final grade is awarded. For more information, please visit our website.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

At Ravensbourne we take a transparent approach to admissions, as we want you to know exactly what you need to achieve in your exams to guarantee a place on the course. This doesn't mean our standards are lower, in fact the average UCAS tariff of our students is higher than some other universities in London, so you'll be joining a diverse community of creatives. We still think exams are important and look forward to hearing about your successes in the summer, but we place more importance on the work you will share with us as part of our interview and/or portfolio process.

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Please see our website for advice on how to prepare your portfolio and sketchbook or showreel : -


You will be invited to a friendly online interview which you must pass in order to successfully gain entry to this programme.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17
PTE Academic42PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College London - B2 SELT ISE II. Pass Overall with Pass in each component.

Please view our website for full English Language requirements and options. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

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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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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

*All fees shown are proposed for 2023/24 academic year and are subject to change.
Broadcast Engineering at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS