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Broadcast Media Technologies
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Broadcast Media Technologies

International Scholarships available

Overview

Developments in technology have led to exciting new approaches in the creation of broadcast video and audio content. Whether you want to produce content for TV, radio or the web, this course will develop your understanding of these new technological developments and approaches so that you become an expert producer with the confidence to work across all platforms.

You will develop TV and radio ideas and formats, take on production roles, produce podcasts, work in teams on live broadcasts, shoot and edit video and create and work with motion graphics materials.

You will have the opportunity to exhibit your final projects to the general public and industry professionals at our Creative Technology Showcase.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including computer science.
You will develop production content in a fit-for-purpose broadcasting and radio studio with facilities for live edits of your material. We will give you the skills to use graphics and visual construction to communicate material for branding and audiences. You will learn to anticipate and respond to current local and global changes in broadcasting needs.

Opportunities will arise to work with professional broadcasters and our in-house media training facility on collaborative projects.

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Sandwich year
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award
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School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering - End of Year Show 2017
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BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies - Hugo Smith, Senior Lecturer
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Will Fidler BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies graduate
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Jamie Merchant BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies graduate
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Chris White BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies graduate
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Second year group work BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies
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Entry Requirements

96
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 96 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:96 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Laura Whitaker

Careers

Laura Whitaker
Creative Media Manager Dynamic Business Services Ltd

BSc (Hons) Computer Animation & Visual Effects

“My course leaders had great connections. After being talent-spotted at an end-of-year showcase event at the University, I'm now employed as a 3D design specialist and trainer.

Teaching and learning

With equal emphasis on the technical and aesthetic aspects of broadcast media, this course will enable you to learn the process of shooting, directing, capturing, editing, adding post-production and motion graphics effects and publishing digital media for different platforms. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload will be informed by your core modules and the option modules you choose to study – the information provided is an indication of what you can expect and may be subject to change. The option modules listed are also an indication of what will be available to you. Their availability is subject to demand and you will be advised which option modules you can choose at the beginning of each year of study.
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You will study six core modules designed to develop a strong set of foundation skills through three streams: industry practice in production, research skills and online media content.
Overall workload
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281 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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919 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
100%
Core Modules

You will develop the expertise to record, edit and broadcast video and audio content.

An introduction to content production, including digital content delivery platforms, editing for online distribution, and technical considerations in preparing video and audio content for online.

We will help you enhance your research skills, both for academic work and for the creation of detailed broadcast content.

We will equip you with the skills required to take on a range of roles in a studio environment, developing your understanding of operational techniques in studio hardware and software.

Develop ideas and concepts from research to support the creation, delivery and evaluation of two pieces of digital filmmaking, ending with the delivery of a live event.

Develop your knowledge of design and visual techniques in broadcast media, learning skills and building awareness for work in the creative industries.

In semester one you will investigate prominent forms of emerging media practice, hone your skills in technical work and creativity during. In semester two you will study contemporary media developments in the field, and place your own ideas in the context of existing and new forms of media practice.
Overall workload
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276 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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924 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
100%
Core Modules

Take ideas and concepts from research to support the creation, delivery and evaluation of a body of work which is appropriate for broadcast media, showing an imaginative approach to problem solving.

You will further develop research, planning, evaluation, production and management skills so that you can effectively produce filmed content for the broadcasting industries.

Gain practical experience of producing post-production special effects to a professional standard.

Build your ability to develop and communicate complex ideas for the broadcasting industry by using the principles of graphic design.

You will be introduced to scriptwriting for broadcast and will learn how to provide effective written content for online media.

Explore the design and production of video and audio content for online, learning the tools of social media in the promotion of your work.

This year will see you complete two core modules in addition to your year-long Production Project and two option modules. You will undertake a number of projects examining the communication and technology aspects of media.
Overall workload
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201 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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999 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
15%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
85%
Core Modules

You will research, plan, justify and create a substantial body of work relevant to broadcast media.

Generate ideas and concepts from research to support the creation, delivery and evaluation of live digital broadcasting.

Develop as enterprising media professional. You will learn business models and planning for media professionals and create a portfolio of existing and new work to develop opportunities to work in broadcast media.

Option modules may include:

Develop skills in recording and broadcasting audio and providing an understanding of writing and programme content creation for radio.

Gain the expertise to create advanced graphic content / motion graphics sequences for broadcast environments.

Learn how to turn your creative practice into a functioning business. You will revisit mobile and digital production methods, explore working practice in broadcasting, and begin establishing industrial networks.

Hugo Smith
Hugo Smith
Course Director
Hugo started teaching at our University in 2011 after more than 20 years in television production and has since become a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Hugo's films for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Discovery have been internationally celebrated. His interests include documentary production and methods of measuring the impact of television programming.
This is a great time to be a broadcast media student. At Leeds Beckett, you will learn the skills to thrive in the fast-growing digital media economy. We support students to become technically strong media professionals who develop their ideas into powerful stories. Our graduates are now producing high-quality media content in a field where Britain is a world leader.
Play School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering - End of Year Show 2017 Video
School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering - End of Year Show 2017
Play BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies - Hugo Smith, Senior Lecturer Video
BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies - Hugo Smith, Senior Lecturer
Play Will Fidler BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies graduate Video
Will Fidler BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies graduate
Play Jamie Merchant BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies graduate Video
Jamie Merchant BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies graduate
Play Chris White BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies graduate Video
Chris White BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies graduate
Play Second year group work BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies Video
Second year group work BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies
Play Life in Leeds Video
Life in Leeds
 

Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • All software used on the course if a student version is available

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Accommodation / travel / commuting costs incurred during any placements
    (Payments for these costs should be negotiated as part of the placement itself, or considered as any other normal outgoing while working would be. Placements are usually paid)

Course-specific optional costs

  • A laptop running Windows 10
    (Laptops can be borrowed from the university for free should you choose not to purchase your own and all computer labs at the university run Windows 10)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • All software used on the course if a student version is available

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Accommodation / travel / commuting costs incurred during any placements
    (Payments for these costs should be negotiated as part of the placement itself, or considered as any other normal outgoing while working would be. Placements are usually paid)

Course-specific optional costs

  • A laptop running Windows 10
    (Laptops can be borrowed from the university for free should you choose not to purchase your own and all computer labs at the university run Windows 10)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Facilities

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Location

Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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