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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 8.5k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 9.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    As part of your training you will undertake a series of practical projects, making full use of the University’s TV studios, radio studios, editing suites and other facilities. In your final year you will pitch proposals for a major project and then develop work and present it to a commissioning panel.

    The course also includes two core modules in ‘Media Studies’. You can choose additional theory-based modules from a list that includes ‘Film Studies’, ‘Asian Cinema’ and ‘Popular Culture Special Topic’.

    The University is a very supportive environment and you will study with a like-minded peer group. We encourage you to be creative and to develop your own approach.

    Our teaching is enriched by Sunderland’s cutting-edge research. We host the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies (CRMCS). In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, 65% of our research was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

    Broadcast Media Production BA (Hons) has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick, the industry kitemark of quality, following a rigorous assessment process by experts working in the Creative Industries. The Creative Skillset Tick is awarded to practice-based courses which best prepare students for a career in the industry.

    Please note: this course was previously known as 'Media Production (TV & Radio)'.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline 15th January/October Tuition fee
    • GBP 8500 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 9500 Year (International)
    Start date September 2015 15th Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Modules on this course include:

    Optional modules may vary from year to year.

    Year 1 (national level 4)

    • Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies (20 Credits)
    • Introduction to Academic Research Skills (20 Credits)
    • Introduction to TV Studio (10 Credits)
    • Introduction to Video Production (20 Credits)
    • Introduction to Multiplatform Media Production (10 Credits)
    • Introduction to Multiplatform Radio and Audio (20 Credits)
    • Introduction to Sound (10 Credits)

    Options (choose 20 credits from):

    • History of Broadcasting (20 Credits)
    • Popular TV Genres (10 Credits)
    • Introduction to Film Studies (20 Credits)
    • History of Cinema (10 Credits)

    Year 2 (national level 5)

    • Media Studies 1 (20 Credits)
    • Professional Media Practices and Work Placement (10 Credits)
    • Scriptwriting (20 Credits)
    • Radio Production 1 (20 Credits) or Live Radio and Commercial Production (20 Credits)
    • TV Studio Operations (20 Credits) or Digital Film Production (20 Credits) or Video Documentary Production (20 Credits)

    Options (choose 10 credits from):

    • Media/Cultural Studies Options
    • Film Studies Options
    • Radio Studies (10 Credits)

    Further options:

    • Media Law (20 Credits)
    • Language and Power (20 Credits)
    • News Journalism 1 (20 Credits)
    • Digital Video Effects (20 Credits)
    • Live Radio and Commercial Production (20 Credits)
    • Radio Studies (10 Credits)
    • The Moving Camera (20 Credits)
    • Experimental Digital Film Practice (20 Credits)

    Final Year (national level 6)

    • Media Studies 2 (20 Credits)
    • Practical Project in Video(40 Credits) or Radio (40 Credits)

    Options (choose at least 30 Credits):

    • TV Documentary Production 2 (30 Credits)
    • TV Studio Operations 2 (20 Credits)
    • Radio Documentary & Feature Production (20 Credits)
    • Radio Drama (20 Credits)
    • Radio Production 2 (20 Credits)
    • DVD Surround Sound Production (20 Credits)
    • Screenwriting (20 Credits)
    • Radio Programming (30 Credits)
    • Advanced Digital Post Production (20 Credits)
    • Digital Film Production 2 (30 Credits)

    Further options (choose at least 10 credits from):

    • Film Studies Special Topic (10 Credits)
    • Asian Cinema (20 Credits)
    • News Journalism 2 (20 Credits)
    • Body Media and Culture (10 Credits)
    • Race Identity and Culture (10 Credits)
    • New Media the Web Society (10 Credits)
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy Television (20 Credits)
    • Radio Production 2 (20 Credits)

    Part-time study

    If you study this course on a part-time basis you will typically complete 40-80 credits in a year, rather than the 120 credits of full-time students. All modules are taught during the day time and you will be studying alongside full-time students.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Our typical offer will be in the region of 260 points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (for example 1 x AVCE double award).

    We accept a maximum of 20 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.

    We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number.

    Other acceptable qualifications:

    BTEC National: 260 points from a BTEC Certificate or Diploma.

    Access Courses: We would require successful completion of an Access to Higher Education course that is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency. We would also require a minimum of grade C in GCSE in Mathematics and English Language or the equivalent as part of your course.

    Scottish Highers: Our typical offer is for 260 points.

    Irish Leaving Certificate: Our typical offer is for 260 points.

    International qualifications: Please call the Student Helpline for advice on other acceptable qualifications. The number from outside the UK is +44 191 515 3000.

    If you are a mature applicant (aged 21+) please call the Student Helpline for advice on entry requirements and qualifications: 0191 515 3000.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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