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Course summary

Today’s fast-moving digital age has opened up enticing opportunities for journalists wanting to work in audio and radio. Producers who can create high-quality podcasts, radio and audio documentaries are in high demand - and specialising in audio opens the door to building a sought-after set of skills. Offered as a partnership with the BBC, the MA Journalism (Audio, Docs and Podcast) at UWE Bristol is for graduates with a passion for radio, journalism and audio documentary making. Working with award-winning audio producers, you’ll 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. UWE Bristol has a strong reputation in journalism, standing at ninth in the UK in the Guardian League Tables 2020. 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 learning about the cultural industry and its supply chain. You’ll explore areas such as commissioning, pitching and getting your documentaries to air, and have placement opportunities with some of Bristol's most innovative cultural organisations. There’s also the chance to pitch your work to Radio 4 commissioners, and work on your own projects supported by industry mentors. This master’s will put you in a strong position to build a versatile portfolio career. You could secure audio journalism work on a freelance or staff basis, in production companies and post-production facilities. Or work as a broadcast assistant, junior researcher, production assistant or studio manager.

Entry requirements

We are looking for highly motivated, creative students who are passionate about telling stories. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in an art or media related subject area or equivalent, or relevant professional experience. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview, where you will be expected to talk about your previous work (from audio, film, design, photography, writing, digital media, etc) and discuss the ideas you have for the stories you want to tell. Skype or telephone interviews will be arranged for international applicants.

Fees and funding

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Journalism (Audio, Docs and Podcast) at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS