Film, TV and Radio courses at Salford

Media courses

We’re the only university to have a campus at MediaCityUK, one of the country’s leading digital and creative hubs. That means when you study with us, you’ll be surrounded by the BBC, ITV and over a hundred media companies.  

We’ve designed our Film, TV and Radio courses in partnership with industry to ensure the skills you learn with us are relevant and transferable.   

You’ll be able to specialise in the areas that interest you, undertake live briefs and real world assignments, and learn from tutors who are experienced in a whole range of jobs in the industry. 

At the end of it all, you’ll graduate with a portfolio of work and the confidence you’ll need to make an impact from day one of your new career. 

Read on to find out what courses we offer, and where they could take you.  

Got a question? We're always here to help support you and answer any queries you may have. Get in touch with our friendly team by emailing or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

Did you know?


In February 2020, our students won more Royal Television Society awards than any other North West institution.


Our graduates and alumni have secured creative placements and jobs at the BBC, ITV, Channel Four, Dock10 and more.


Our facilities include, among other things, several TV studios (which have previously been used by the BBC) and a number of industry-standard recording studios.


Will there be networking events and opportunities to meet employers during my studies?

There are many networking opportunities and we actively encourage all our students to take advantage of these whenever they can, whether this be simply introducing yourself to a guest speaker during a masterclass, attending RTS events that take place in MediaCityUK, or other such opportunities. Professional Practice, a module on Film Production and Television and Radio Production, for example, also requires students to undertake some work experience and this is an additional and invaluable way to begin to develop that important contacts list.

Are your courses on social media?

Film production students and staff regularly podcast and post content on their Instagram channel.

Our students also podcast on Spotify.

Will we get to see the ITV and BBC studios?

We have very strong industry links so there are many opportunities to visit but this will depend on their availability. We have many guest speakers from industry who regularly come to give lectures to students and many MediaCityUK based companies often offer work experience/internships to our students.

Are there any additional costs apart from course fees?

No, everything you need for your studies is provided. There are ample edit suites, cameras and equipment. You may wish to purchase their own laptop and hard drive, but these are personal choices.

What is a typical week like for a Television and Radio Production student?

Your week will have three taught sessions for each module. There are some variations, in your first year you will have three modules in semester one and two each will have minimum of three hour teaching a week. On top of this some may have additional sessions e.g. Radio Production which has additional studio sessions. In addition there are craft skills workshops open to everyone and run on a rolling schedule throughout the year. We also have other activities such as Utter Radio (in house radio station), Quays TV and our MediaCityUK specific production unit (ICZ).

What is a typical week like for a Film Production student?

In the first year you will be attending a range of classes that introduce you to filmmaking. In Semester 1 these are; Intro to Film Making, Intro to Scriptwriting, Intro to Film Analysis. In Semester 2 you will do; Cinematic Practice and Production, Intro to Producing, Intro to Film Theory. After the first year you can choose a variety of modules that will either help you on your career pathway or fulfil your interest in specific areas of Film Production.

Is the option of a semester or year abroad available on the Film, TV and Radio courses?

On some courses, you can do one semester or two semesters (a year) at one of our partner institutions. These are in America, Australia and Europe. They include; Middle Tennessee State, Northern Ohio, Columbia College and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. We also have exchange opportunities in Finland, Netherlands and Italy.

How do I know which course to pursue?

We understand that choosing a degree can be difficult. Start by thinking about which area of film, TV and media interests you, and what job you can see yourself doing in the future. You’ll then be able to see which of our courses match up best with your ambitions. 

However, it’s important to remember that with most degrees the skills you learn are transferable to other disciplines and when you graduate with us, you’ll have learnt a full range of skills to prepare you enter this fast-paced industry.  

Need more help?

Confused about accommodation? Unsure how you’ll pay for university? We know there’s a lot to consider and it can all be a bit confusing. That’s why we’ve pulled together all the information you’ll need before you apply on our Pre-Applicant Hub, so you can get the whole picture.


Our high-tech, sustainable and accessible MediaCityUK building is a north-west hot-spot for talent, academia, and technology which is supported by a thriving media industry in Greater Manchester.  

The space empowers interdisciplinary collaborative teaching methods and our blend of digital and traditional facilities has been designed with industry, to create a forward-thinking educational experience during your studies. 


We're always here to help support you and answer any queries you may have. Get in touch with our friendly team by emailing, phoning +44 (0)161 295 4545 or using the form below.