At Glamorgan, we teach radio from foundation through undergraduate to Masters degrees, integrating theory with practice at each level. For established broadcasters, this taught
Masters degree will encourage you to reflect on your industry and experiment with sound in a way that is not always possible on a day-to-day basis.
We are fully aware of the impact of convergence on the radio industry and actively integrate web output into our courses, including our own
audio website. It is expected that Masters students will avail themselves of Glamorgan’s Radio Society, which provides opportunities for students to get involved in presenting and producing shows on a regular basis and will complement your academic studies.
This course builds upon the longstanding broadcasting expertise at Glamorgan. We were the first university in the country to be awarded our
own community radio station, GTFM, after winning a number of national awards for our student RSLs. We have strong links with many radio stations, including the BBC, and the newly-formed Wales Centre for Radio, based at the Atrium in Cardiff, will provide a forum for research into the sector.
You will undertake a radio production module and generate a range of material for radio programmes on a weekly basis. You will consider the basics of radio station management and production skills for live programming. Work experience is an essential component. Other areas of study that will support your practice include ethics and regulation, media theory and law, plus an optional module such
as journalism skills, online work or investigative research.
The taught component also includes research methodology, which will help you towards your final dissertation. A major project in radio will
allow you to undertake a challenging piece of broadcast work.
How To Study
Much of the production work will be based in our radio studios in Cardiff and Pontypridd. At least half of the degree will be practice-based, but
you will be expected to show evidence of being a reflective practitioner. Although the course will be taught in English, it will be possible to submit
work through the medium of Welsh. All staff who teach on the radio modules are professional broadcasters.
Many of our graduates are now working in the industry and the skills and contacts you will gain during the course will provide excellent prospects
for entering broadcasting.