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Radio

Springboard yourself into a career behind the mic or behind the scenes. Work for the award-winning Spark Sunderland. Master your skills in state-of-the-art transmission studios and graduate with a wealth of experience and industry contacts.

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Take a look at our Radio guide and Radio careers sections.  

Launch your career

Wherever you see your role, studying Radio at the University of Sunderland can be the perfect platform to a career in an engaging and long-standing industry. Our student radio station, Spark Sunderland, recently triumphed at the Student Radio Awards and is based at the heart of a radio hub that includes six state-of-the-art transmission suites. Here at the University of Sunderland, we have the facilities, expertise and experience to ensure you have the ideal springboard to a career in radio.

Past radio graduates have gone on to secure job roles at a host of radio stations and companies including:

  • BBC Radio 1
  • 6Music
  • 5Live
  • BBC Radio Drama
  • Metro Radio
  • Sun FM
  • BBC Newcastle

With a whole host of opportunities, the chance to work for a public station while studying and fantastic career prospects, Radio at Sunderland is a great choice for anyone looking to make their mark in the industry.

Take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities

You will be based at the David Goldman Media Centre at our Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St. Peter’s. At the Media Centre, you will have access to extensive, state-of-the-art facilities. We have a radio studio, four voiceover booths, 30 workstations with Adobe Audition and SADiE6 editing software along with other I.T facilities across the campus. You will be within a hair’s breadth of both the city centre and our City Campus, giving you access to a host more facilities. 

student presenting on Spark FM
Broadcast live to thousands of listeners on Spark FM

Courses we offer

Radio MA Full-time / Part-time
Our Radio MA course is integrated with Spark Sunderland, so you will get to experience working for a real radio station and for a public audience. You will be taught by industry professionals who produce their own shows, passing on their experience of contemporary radio. You will receive the ideal preparation for a career in radio as evidenced by the awarding of the prestigious Creative Skillset Tick.


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