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MA Music Radio

Course Description

Course Duration:

Full-time (Sept start): 12 months
Part-time (Sept start): 24-36 months


This course aims to provide an appropriate range and depth of theoretical and professional knowledge to enable students to understand the key issues and challenges within music radio. It seeks to create challenging simulations of professional practice in which students can make music radio programming and encourages students to become reflective music radio producers, committed to continuing professional practice.

As well as enriching their practical skills, students are expected to attain academically, be able to engage in debates, evaluate existing academia on the subject and appraise both professional practice and their own scholarly work.


Radio Production (30 credits)
Popular Music as Culture (30 credits)
Popular Music as Commerce (30 credits)
Production Lab or Research Methods (30 credits)
MA by Practice or MA by Dissertation (60 credits)


You will make radio programmes, programme a music radio station, analyse the music culture of radio listeners and produce a major radio project or dissertation.

Visit the MA Music Radio page on the Birmingham City University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have a First or Second class degree and two references and/or, appropriate professional experience, other qualifications or achievements, as judged by the MA Media Enterprise team.Applicants are advised to read around the subject of media enterprise. International students need a minimum IELTS 6.5.

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