Factual Television

University of Stirling


Stirling Campus


There’s never been a better time to start a career in TV in Scotland. Channel 4’s new creative hub in Glasgow, the new BBC Channel and increased quotas for out of London production mean the Scottish television industry is thriving.

This MSc Factual Television gives you the tools you’ll need to create factual content for broadcast. Developed with industry and taught by experienced practitioners, this course is focussed on practice: growing ideas, developing proposals and making programmes.

You’ll learn how to develop factual content, how the modern television industry works and how issues of editorial and ethics affect programme-makers today.

Hands-on experience is at the heart of everything we do in production at Stirling. Our courses mirror professional practice in the industry: teaching includes masterclasses, workshops and pitching panels with experienced practitioners.

The course will cover core areas of factual TV: programme development, documentary, factual formats, and specialist factual.

You can exit after 6 months with PgCert Factual Television

You can exit after 9 months with PgDip Factual Television

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent in a Media or Communications subject such as Film and Television, Broadcast Production, or Journalism.

Start Date

February, September


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Social Sciences

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

Advertising, Marketing and PR


Media and Broadcasting

Publishing and Writing