What will I learn?

This programme is designed for students who want to work in the field of Production Management within TV, Film and DigitalMedia. You will gain practical industry experience of the planning, organization, execution and delivery of TV production in the genres of documentary, studio and drama.

You will gain hands-on experience of analysing and managing production workflows and develop key skillsets including creative problem solving and people management.

Located in the heart of MCUK, you will have the opportunity to network with industry production managers in seminars, masterclasses, tuition and industry-aligned projects. This programme has strong links with BBC, ITV, True North, Dock 10 and many other high-profile production companies across the UK.

There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved with industry projects and apply for work experience with the media industry.

You will:

  • Be based in MediaCityUK and surrounded by a wide range of TV and media production companies
  • Receive bespoke guidance from current broadcast and media production managers across a wide range of genres
  • Develop your networking skills through engagement with media professionals


This programme uses a range of teaching and learning settings including lectures, seminars/workshops, tutorials, situated learning (e.g. ‘live’ projects) and independent and online learning.

Our goal is to create an environment that allows students to progressively take ownership and direction of their learning so that they may develop as independent, life-long learners.

The process of Masters level study is one of intense critical self-reflection; this is achieved by including self-directed projects where students have the opportunity to negotiate their learning and assessment requirements.

Indicative to the course are:

  • formal lectures
  • seminar presentations
  • workshops
  • critical analysis and independent learning.

Programme-specific learning activities include exercises from industry; team and peer-based learning, site visits, guest lectures from visiting professionals, work placements, online activities, working with industry mentors.


All of the lecturers teaching on the MA in Production Management for TV, Film and Digital Media have extensive industry experience working in the production of drama, documentary and studio. The course has strong links with ITV, BBC, True North, Nine Lives, Blakeway North.

External speakers from the above companies will work with the students through guest lectures, live briefs and seminars.

Production Executives, Production Managers and Line Producers at ITV and True North and the BBC have expressed their desire to work with graduates from the MA in Production Management. They have collaborated with the university to ensure that students taking this course acquire the appropriate skillset needed to work in this field.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Media

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,670.00 (US$ 17,880) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 September 2020


University of Salford

The Crescent,



M5 4WT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor's/professional bachelor's degree holders (when awarded by a regionally-accredited institution) with a general GPA of 2.75 or above will be considered for postgraduate study. We require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

For international students

Applicants need to have a good honours degree (2:1 or above). We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

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About this uni

The University of Salford is a thriving institution with a global presence based in Manchester in the north of England.

  • Excellent campus near Manchester city centre
  • Generous scholarships for international students
  • Specific International Foundation Years offered
  • GBP 5 million awarded in five years for scholarships