Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Digital Broadcast Technology

The study programme is designed to enable students to acquire and develop a thorough technical and theoretical understanding focusing on vocational and practical skills directly relevant to industry. Alongside the development of technical and analytical skills, students also develop team and professional development skills through group work, peer review and reflective evaluation and consideration of legal and ethical issues.

Entry requirements

At least a 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline such as digital broadcast technology, broadcast engineering, computer science, electronic engineering or networking or evidence of the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course.

Course modules

Web technologies; networks technologies; media solutions and architectures; production technologies; workflow methods; media acquisition and presentation; compression encoding; research methods.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are employed, assessment criteria being published in each assignment brief. Knowledge and skills are assessed, formatively and summative, by a number of methods, coursework, examinations (seen and unseen, open and closed-book), presentations, practical assignments, vivas, online forums, podcasts, and project work.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 13 months
MSc Part-time - 29 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campuses Birmingham B4 7XG West Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0121 331 5595