University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland


Study addresses a range of issues relating to radio station management through classes and the real experience of helping to run a community radio station. The programme also includes the study of public service radio; commercial radio; community and access radio and the role of the independent producer. The programme covers all genres of programme making and examines the production processes involved.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree; relevant practical experience.

Course modules

Modules include: Stage 1: radio studies 1; radio station management 1; production management and research. Stage 2: radio studies 2; radio station management 2. Options from: advanced radio/digital production; commercial production and copywriting; community radio station management; documentary and experimental production; radio drama: writing/production; music radio; internet radio. Stage 3: practical project/dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through individual/group production work and projects, presentation and essays.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,180 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 225 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sir Tom Cowie Campus Sunderland SR6 0DD North East

Key information

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