Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Sport Broadcast

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Sport

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc in Sport Broadcast are expected to satisfy the following requirements:

  • a good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in any Sport, Broadcast, Media or Journalism subject.

Exceptional entry routes may be available to applicants with significant and relevant industry experience. Usually more than 3 years experience in print, radio or TV journalism or Sport related PR/communications. Candidates with extensive experience in elite level sport may also be considered

Months of entry


Course content

A postgraduate programme that has been designed and will be delivered by industry professionals to create practitioners of Sport Broadcast and prepare them to be industry ready for employment in Sport Broadcasting. The programme has been written in collaboration with the Broadcast Journalism Training Council who will make an accreditation visit in 2017.

Students will develop and master a wide spectrum of production skills, learn to self-shoot and edit and sharpen their journalistic instinct and editorial judgment. They will critically examine the reciprocal relationship between socio-political issues, modern media coverage and professional sport. Students will also study elements of media law, and analyse how ethics, a sense of fairness, impartiality, accuracy and a robust knowledge of regulations and rights play a crucial part in operating within the modern broadcasting landscape.

The inclusion of a significant work placement module (60 credits) offers the opportunity to work in our internal broadcast unit for a minimum of 15 sport-news production days and provides a second placement opportunity with one of our external broadcast partners. We have placement opportunities with all the major broadcasters in Wales and further afield for students who are prepared to travel; these include a number of Welsh medium placement opportunities. Through this, students will gain practical, real-world experience of various broadcast roles; presenter, reporter, producer, director, videographer, camera operator, floor manager, video editor, social media producer, commentator and all-round broadcast journalist. Students will learn to research, network and build contacts, elevating their sports reporting and writing skills to the next level and master the art of story-telling and content making in the fast-changing digital age through social media platforms, blogging and podcasts.

This programme is subject to validation for September 2017 entry and the information provided may be subject to change. All new programmes at the University must undergo validation, the purpose of which is to ensure that the proposed programme is aligned to the University's Mission and its content reflects appropriate levels of academic standards and quality.

Information for international students

Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us.

To meet Broadcast Journalism Training Council accreditation criteria the IELT’s score for the programme is set at 7.5.

For further information visit our International Office.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please visit our website for information on: Student Finance & Tuition Fees

We also have a Postgraduate Scholarship 2017 available.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Joe Towns