Broadcast Production BA

BA Honours

Broadcast Production


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Key Course Information

Entry Year


Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *



Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences



Professional Year Out





Arts, English and Languages

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.


Television and radio are no longer just boxes in the corner of the room, but rather dynamic forms that operate across media platforms in an industry that is currently seeing unprecedented growth. As a consequence, digital and media literacy has never been more important to society.

The BA Broadcast Production is a pioneering programme, which will prepare students for contemporary content and programme making in television, radio, journalism, and other new and emerging digital media platforms, as well as developing their understanding of the broadcasting landscape. 

Why Queen's?

The programme uses state-of-the-art digital production facilities; students will have access to a television studio with full broadcast-quality LED lighting using electrically-controlled hoists and green screen; we have both off-line and on-line editing suites, utilising software such as Avid Media Composer, DaVinchi Resolve, Nuke for VFX Compositing and Pro Tools. Full high-definition cameras are available, as are substantial lighting and grip kits for location work. Additionally, we are an Authorised Avid Learning Partner for Pro Tools and Media Composer, offering certified industry-approved training integrated into the degree.

Significant work placements will be available on this programme. A number of television production companies and community based radio stations have already indicated their willingness to be involved and support for the introduction of this degree. In addition, discussions are ongoing with Northern Ireland Screen and the BBC about what role they might have in future placements.

Course Content (including module information)

This course offers a combination of practical, theoretical, academic and critical elements, ensuring students have a thorough understanding of the issues surrounding broadcast production. It is an intensely practical course, teaching students how to understand and create stories for broadcast. Students will produce their own programmes, both in the studio and on location. The course will have its own online broadcast channel, allowing students to publish their work for everyone, including potential employers, to appreciate. 


For more advice regarding course content, please contact:

Name: Dr Declan Keeney

School: School of Arts, English & Languages

T: +44 (0) 2890 971403



Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

The teaching will be carried out by academics and practising filmmakers, journalists, theorists, and industry mentors. This degree will prepare students for either successful careers in the television and broadcasting industries, or to continue their study at MA and PhD level, all in the context of a Russell Group University.

Entry Requirements

Selection Criteria

In addition to the entrance requirements below, it is essential that you read the How We Choose Our Students pdf prior to submitting your UCAS application.

Entrance Requirements

A-level: ABB

Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level): H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3

All applicants: there are no specific subject requirements to study Broadcast Production.

International Students

For information on international qualification equivalents, please click on Your Country in the International Students website.

If you are an international student and you do not meet the entrance requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO Queen's University Belfast, which will prepare you for successful study on these degree courses. INTO at Queen's is based on the University campus and offers a range of courses including the International Foundation in Business, Humanities and Social Science.

For students whose first language is not English

An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable qualification, details of which are available at:

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information:

  • English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
  • Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at:

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

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Fees & Scholarships

There are different tuition fee and student financial support arrangements for students from Northern Ireland, those from England, Scotland and Wales (Great Britain), and those from the rest of the European Union. Higher education funding arrangements mean that students can study now and pay later.

Further details can be found on our fees and funding section.

Queen's works to ensure that all those who can benefit from a university education have the chance to do so, and a generous system of financial support is in place to help them. Each year Queen’s offer a range of scholarships and prize for new students. The most up to date listings are available here.

For international students, information on tuition fees, can be found here. Information on scholarships for international students, can be found here.

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