Journalism and Media
Welcome to Journalism and Media. Bristol is a vibrant and innovative media hub with the highest concentration of creative industries outside London – making UWE Bristol an exciting place to study a journalism or media course. We work closely with a wide range of news and current affairs partners, giving you the chance to immerse yourself in a diverse media community while developing the skills you need to succeed.
"Right after wrapping up my studies I was straight into the game and practising all that I have been taught by great lecturers at UWE Bristol. I am happy that I’m putting all the skills that I have learnt at the university to use."
Journalism and Media courses
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This exciting and unique Master's degree, accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), and co-designed by UWE academics and BBC journalists offers a practice-based, multi-media approach to news, current affairs and investigative journalism.
We aim to produce graduates with skills and understanding suitable for entry level posts in all aspects of multi-media journalism content production including print, broadcast and web media.
You will develop storytelling skills and learn how to make intelligent and surprising programmes that will captivate and engage audiences in a highly competitive broadcast landscape. You have a rare and unique opportunity to be matched with a BBC mentor who, alongside your tutor, will guide you through the production of a final major project.
MA Journalism (Audio, Docs and Podcasts)
Offered in partnership with the BBC, our MA Journalism (Audio, Docs and Podcasts) is for graduates with a passion for radio, and an interest in journalism and audio documentary making.
Working with award-winning audio producers, you'll learn to 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.
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 delving into the cultural industry and its supply chain.
There's a strong emphasis on developing your technical expertise, alongside the skills needed to compete as a producer, such as commissioning, pitching and getting your documentaries to air. You'll also gain useful online skills to develop your own websites and podcasts.
You will build experience on placements in some of Bristol's most innovative cultural organisations, get to pitch your work to Radio 4 commissioners, and work on your own projects with mentoring from industry.
MA Journalism (Specialist Features)
If you have a passion for journalism and long-form writing, our MA Journalism (Specialist Features) gives you the writing and audio skills to be confident in producing a variety of content across both print and online channels.
Through a mix of practical and analytical learning, you'll develop high-quality writing, research and storytelling capabilities, alongside technical skills such as page layout, podcasting and website building.
Unlike other MAs focusing on either news or specialisms such as sport or fashion, this course centres on feature and long-form writing for a range of media markets.
You'll also have the chance to build up a specialism of your choice (such as sport, music, the environment, travel or fashion), ensuring you develop as a versatile, knowledgeable and employable journalist.
You'll work with our experienced journalists, and be based at our arts-focused Bower Ashton studios, where you'll be immersed in the writing and multimedia journalism skills needed for today's media industry.
You will build experience on placements and work shadowing, work on your own projects, and go away with a high-quality portfolio of your print, online and audio work to show to prospective employers.