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Park, Cheltenham

One of the UK’s best universities for radio, we’re ranked in the top 20 for media and film by the Guardian University Guide 2016.

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Giving you the practical skills and expertise to work in today's radio and audio industry, this course prepares you for all aspects of production and presenting. You'll learn to make audio content for music shows, speech, drama, features, documentary and advertising, as well as experimenting with the creation of new formats. You'll be taught by radio professionals in our suite of industry-standard studios.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to put your skills to the test. In addition to working on Tone (the university’s own radio station), students set up and ran their own FM radio station at both Wychwood and 2000trees festivals. Radio students also run the annual Glos-Tone-Beret music event in Cheltenham.

Recent final-year placement destinations include Capital FM, BBC Bristol, Ministry of Sound, Heart and BBC Radio 1. Students also benefit from great guest lecturers at our annual Media Festival. This recently included a visit from David Greenwood, senior creative account manager at Global Radio.

Study style

You'll learn how to produce and present, from experienced staff who continue to work in the industry. As well as programme making and broadcasting, you'll also learn the analytical skills essential for all radio and audio professionals giving you a wealth of inspiration to draw on in creating your own innovative and engaging content.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2016 entry*

300 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2016 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

For international students please see entry requirements in your country for full details.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Selection by interview

Tariff information for 2017 entry*

120 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2017 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

For international students please see entry requirements in your country for full details.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Selection by interview

Details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours - 3 years full-timeP30F

Careers

  • Breakfast producer
  • Production assistant
  • Audio producer
  • Broadcast assistant
  • Demo producer

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    Student Focus

    Alex Jones

    My placement at Capital FM led to my job as demo producer for Global Radio.

    I produce commercial demos for brands like Capital and Heart FM and for clients like Disney and Lego. The experiences I gained on my degree gave me a head start getting into industry. I did a work placement at Capital FM which led to my job now. I was station manager for the student radio station, Tone. Learning was tailored to each individual. I love my job. I get up every day and feel excited for what's ahead.

    Industry links

    Links include Capital FM, BBC Bristol, Ministry of Sound, Heart and BBC Radio 1

    Programme specifications

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    Staff Profile

    Julia Hayball

    "I’ve been freelance for more than eight years and I’m still working in the industry, making programmes for BBC Radio 3, 4, and 5live. I particularly loved working as a radio producer at BBC Radio 2 as it shed its unfashionable image and became the most listened to station in the country. It was exciting to work with new presenters to the network like Jonathan Ross and Stuart Maconie, and I’ve learned so much from established talent like Steve Wright and Johnnie Walker. I also won two prestigious Sony radio awards while I was there!"

    Dan Simpson radio graduate

    Join our award-winning students

    Graduate Dan Simpson won Best Male at the I Love Student Radio Awards. Dan also won the Confused.com radio advert competition and now works as a presenter on children's radio station, Fun Kids.

    Produce content for BBC Introducing South West

    Our strong links with BBC and commercial radio give you the opportunity to gain great work experience opportunities.

    Festival engagement radio crew

    Run your own station

    In addition to working on Tone, the university’s own radio station, some students set up and ran their own FM radio station at the Wychwood and 2000trees festivals. Radio students also run the annual Glos-Tone-Beret music event in Cheltenham.

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