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UCL offers students chance to take its new degree in Audio Storytelling for free: and £15,000 living allowance

Press Release · London, UK · via UCL ·

One of the UK’s top universities is offering free tuition fees and a £15,000 living allowance for those with links to East London to help advance their career within the media.

UCL’s East London Scholarship Scheme is open to students qualifying for home fees, who are interested in studying full or part-time taught Master’s degree programmes but are finding finance a barrier.

There are 10 scholarships available, with two awards ring-fenced for eligible final year UCL undergraduates.

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Journalist and documentary maker Athar Ahmad, who is leading the new MA in Audio Storytelling for Radio and Podcast, one of the eligible Master’s programmes, believes the scholarships will help strengthen the broader media landscape.

“This is a hugely exciting time to be part of the radio and podcast space and UCL wants to help shape its future. Individuals who might not otherwise have thought about a career within audio will have the opportunity to really get to grips with the art of storytelling, learning from leading factual storytellers while bringing their own experiences and distinct perspectives to the industry.”

The scholarships coincide with the launch of UCL’s new campus in Stratford which has been designed to bring together diverse disciplines to collaborate, ensuring UCL’s research and teaching is embedded in and relevant to local communities.

UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top ten universities in the world.

The deadline for applications is 5pm BST on Thursday 29 June.

More details about the new MA in Audio Storytelling for Radio and Podcast can be found on the website.

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