The Department of Media sits within the University of Chester’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities and is based across both the Warrington and Chester campuses.  There are approximately 350 students on our undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes, twenty-five permanent members of academic and support staff and a number of returning visiting lecturers.

The Department of Media offers a range of courses related to the creative industries.  At Warrington campus, there’s a focus on media and broadcasting.  We offer undergraduate Single Honours courses in Broadcast Production and Presenting and Media and Combined Honours programmes in Advertising, Digital Photography, Film Studies, Media Studies, Radio Production and Television Production.  (Combinations of Media Department programmes with other subject areas are also available)

Our Journalism provision is delivered at Parkgate Road campus in Chester and we offer Journalism (both Combined and Single Honours) and Single Honours programmes in both Music Journalism and Sports Journalism.

We also welcome applications for postgraduate research degrees in a range of media areas and offer postgraduate taught programmes in MA Broadcast Media (Warrington), MA Journalism (Parkgate Road, Chester), MA Radio Production (Warrington) and MA TV Production (Warrington).

All of our programmes combine professional skills with academic studies: while our media and film studies programmes put more emphasis on academic, critical and contextual aspects of study, our television, radio, journalism, photography and advertising programmes offer a stronger emphasis upon professional industry skills. This structure affords greater opportunities for students to select and combine programmes that are the most relevant to their interests, skills and future career plans.

The Department’s staff not only have extensive teaching experience but also have impressive and diverse backgrounds in the media industry – and indeed continue to pursue their professional media practice as well as their academic research. Our staff have, for example, worked for the BBC, ITV, The Big Issue, The Guardian, Trinity Mirror, Liverpool FC and Everton FC, and have published recent books and articles on journalism, new media, film, television, advertising, photography and music.

Our Chester campus’s location near the heart of a busy centre of culture and tourism allows great opportunities for media students to report on and participate in local events, while our Warrington campus’s location between Liverpool and Manchester and its proximity to Media City attract regular guest speakers from such organizations as the BBC.

Our students are frequently participating in media related activities, winning awards and achieving accolades.  Most recently, one of our Cat Radio management team was ‘Highly Commended’ for 'Outstanding Contribution to a Student Radio Station' at the I Love Student Radio Awards. Masters students produced the Student Radio Association Chart Show on 25th March 2018, interviewing The Voice winner Mo Jamil.  Sports Journalism students have been working with both Tranmere Rovers and Warrington Town FC. 

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Academic Programme

Undergraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Programmes