The rapid growth in communications, High Definition, the internet and mobile technologies has created a demand for graduates with broad technical skills, specifically in operational areas, systems design, broadcast engineering and networked media technology. This course will enable you to learn the theory behind video, audio, IT and IP practices which lay the foundation for a variety of technical industries including broadcast and cinema, radio, TV and internet-delivered media.
This course combines engineering theory with production know-how. You will learn about the principles and functions of video, audio and multimedia systems while gaining core skills and knowledge in electronics, design systems and the technical characteristics of film, standard definition and High Definition Television. You will also learn about the requirements for radio and TV broadcasting in Britain and Europe by completing a project on a technology area of your choice.
The course has an impressive employment record in broadcast technical operations, broadcast engineering and systems design. Students gain work as broadcast engineers in transmission and distribution companies or in systems design companies as proposals engineers, technical sales, engineering or project management. There are multiple generations of our graduates working with and for each other in a number of leading broadcast companies including the BBC, SIS, TSL and MTV Networks.
BSc (Hons) Media Technology student Adam on his final project to design an outside broadcast truck for the World Cup, exhibited as part of the Create@Salford Festival at Salford's MediaCityUK campus.
Final year BSc Media Technology student Daniel on his project being shown as part of the Create@Salfrd Festival at MediaCityUK.
“This course gave me a good grounding in all areas of television engineering thanks to the wide range of modules available. As an uplink engineer for news gathering companies, in the heart of Baghdad or Kabul, the most useful tools have been the ones given to me by the University. The course didn’t just give me a degree and through that a job, but also it gave me several very good friends that work in the industry and the know-how to get jobs in a very competitive field.”
The Media Technology degree course offers a common first year of topics and lecture material. This establishes the foundations and core elements to the work that will be undertaken in your second and third years.
In year 2 you can choose to stream into one of two pathways:
Media Technology - focusing on broadcast engineering, technical operations and systems design
Mobile and Internet Television - focusing on broadcast engineering, telecommunications, IT in media and broadcasting and network and system design.
The Pathway choice denotes the degree title and classification:
BSc Media Technology
BSc Mobile and Internet Television
In year 3 you will complete an Honours project on a technology area of your choice and will learn about the requirements for radio and TV broadcasting at present in Britain and Europe.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
|GCSE||Maths and double science at grade C or above|
|UCAS tariff points||220-260 points|
|GCE A level||BCC. Maths, physics, electronics or IT preferred
General studies is not accepted
|BTEC National Diploma||MMM. Maths or physics bias|
|Scottish Highers||220-260 points, to include Maths, Physics|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||220-260 points, to include Maths, Physics|
|International Baccalaureate||28 points, to include Maths, Physics|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.
A Media Technology student is someone who knows how to use a camera but also wants to know how the camera works. You should be up to date with all the new technologies on the market and have an appreciation of the role of computing in modern society.
Preferred background subjects are sciences, media, electronics, CDT, physics and IT.
We welcome applications from mature students without formal/traditional entry requirements but with relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. If you have a relevant HND, you may be able to join the course in year 2.
This degree is also offered with a foundation year specifically designed for international students.
The course is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical operational skills workshops.
The course uses a combination of exam, assignment and project-based assessments.
The Media Technology Degree has an impressive employment record in broadcast technical operations, broadcast engineering and systems design.
Media Technology graduates tend to go into four core areas of the industry:
Students gain work as broadcast engineers in transmission and distribution companies or in systems design companies as proposals engineers, technical sales, engineering or project management. In a number of leading broadcast companies like the BBC, SIS, TSL and MTV Networks there are multiple generations of our graduates working with and for each other.
Kevin Linsay BSc (Hons) Media Technology
"This course gave me a good grounding in all areas of television engineering thanks to the wide range of modules available. As an uplink engineer for news gathering companies, in the heart of Baghdad or Kabul, the most useful tools have been the ones given to me by the University. The course didn't just give me a degree and through that a job, but also it gave me several very good friends that work in the industry and know how to get jobs in a very competitive field."
Recent graduates of this course:
The course has links with the BBC, SIS, Aqiva, Granada, TSL, and Megahertz UK.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
As a UK/EU student you could be entitled to:
As an International student you could be entitled to:
The Vice-Chancellor's Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship is currently available to international students who achieve ABB at A level (or equivalent).