Taught course

Sports Communication and Journalism

Swansea University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent professional experience. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.' An interview with the Programme Director may be required in some instances.

Months of entry


Course content

The new MA in Sports Communication and Journalism offers a syllabus that combines a practical and academic study of contemporary professional communication, journalism and public relations in a sports-related context.

Studying this course will help you into a career as a sports communications professionals who can identify a strong story, develop its narrative, bring it to life with videography and still images by filming and editing the raw footage, and understand how to effectively distribute this content to an existing and potential fan-base.

The programme allows graduates to develop invaluable and desirable professional communications, journalism and digital media skills for careers in sports management, as well as creating a portfolio of work that can be shared with prospective employers in business, journalism, public relations, broadcasting, advertising and marketing.

Swansea University's Media and Communications department consistently ranks within the top ten Media departments in the UK across national University league tables.

With more than 60 sports teams and excellent facilities on both campuses, we offer everything you need for a healthy, sporting lifestyle.

The International Sports Village, next to the Singleton Park campus, includes the 50m national pool, athletics track, pitches, gym, and much more, while the Bay Campus has a full-height sports hall and gym too. There are regular fitness classes on both campuses, with dedicated staff to help with your training needs.

In 2018, the University was awarded Accredited Status with Sport England’s Talented Athletes Scholarship Scheme (TASS), making it the first Welsh University to gain Accreditation. In addition the university offers a more general sports scholarship programme available to postgraduate as well as undergraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

College of Arts and Humanities
+44 (0)1792 602394