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What will I learn?

Course Overview

This master's degree course 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.

Assessment

We assess students in a number of ways; practical portfolios, written essays, presentations, showreels, broadcast analysis reports, live scenarios and one exam. We offer written and verbal feedback for everything submitted and we regularly create opportunities for peer review sessions. Here’s a quick run through how those assessments breakdown across the various modules. Students can exit at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma levels.

Employability & Careers

Our 60 credit work placement is designed to ensure that graduates of the programme have significant, hands-on, practical “real world experience” and regular engagement with the industry that will make them uniquely prepared for work in the Sport Broadcast Industry. With a focus on external facing content, and multi-media skill acquisition, together with constant academic reflection on the socio-political implications of sport and the business and marketing elements around professional sport, graduates from this programme will be able to meet the needs of a rapidly developing and expanding Sport Broadcast industry. Our graduates now work as reporters, presenters, researchers, content creators, producers, marketing executives and social media managers with a range of broadcasters, brands and governing bodies. They are at Sky Sports, BBC, S4C, Whisper Films, WRU, FAW, Hockey Wales, Glamorgan Cricket, Bath Rugby, Livewire Sports, Sunset and Vine, BT Sport, DAZN and IMG. There is also the opportunity to pursue further study in the area of Sports Media and Sport Broadcast should any students wish to explore a PHD.

Which department am I in?

Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£15,500.00 (US$ 16,796) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

16 January 2023

Venue

Cyncoed Campus

Cyncoed Road,

Cyncoed,

Cardiff,

CF23 6XD, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in USA with minimum GPA 2.8 or above or students with a good GPA and relevant work experience over 1 year or students with a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in the UK or Masters degree. Students need to have an 6.0 overall with no sub score lower than 5.5. Some courses may require a higher IELTS level.

For international students

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

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Cardiff Metropolitan University

Located in the Welsh capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University offers a range of courses which focus on practical and professional learning.

  • Welsh University of the Year 2021
  • Awarded silver by the Teaching Excellence Framework
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