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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

A master's degree course that has been designed and will be delivered by sports journalism industry professionals to create practitioners of Sport Broadcast and prepare them to be industry ready for employment in sport broadcast journalism. The master's degree course 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 broadcast journalism 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) in this sports journalism degree 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. Students this year have enjoyed placements with BBC, ITV, Sky Sports, World Rugby, WRU, Made In Cardiff, S4C, Glamorgan Cricket, Swansea City, Cardiff Devils, Sport Wales and many other local and national broadcasters, sports organisations and governing bodies.

Guest speakers have included several award winning presenters, reporters, journalists, producers, directors, camera operators, editors and lighting experts: Eddie Butler (BBC commentator), Frances Donovan (Premier League TV presenter), Carolyn Hitt (Wales Online & BBC presenter), Dylan Ebenezer (S4C/ Sgorio presenter), Nick Hartley (ITV/ITN reporter) and Alan Wilkins (ESPN & Eurosport presenter).

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 7.5 standard or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12-24 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Joe Towns (Programme Director)
Email
jtowns@cardiffmet.ac.uk