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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Broadcasting Studies Sports Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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.

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. Students can exit at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma levels.

Different course options

Full time | Cyncoed Campus | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Modules

Production Dissertation (40 Credits) - Core
Professional Broadcasting Placement (60 Credits) - Core
Radio and Digital Broadcasting (20 Credits) - Core
Ethics, Media Law and Landscape (20 Credits) - Core
Television Broadcasting (20 Credits) - Core
Research Skills in Journalism (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

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.

University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University is one of Cardiff’s oldest educational institutions, having gone through several name changes during its history. It has two campuses (Cyncoed and Llandaff) which are just outside the city centre and provides a range of different courses. Approximately 35% of its students are studying a postgraduate qualification, and 30% of their overall attendees are mature students. The university was awarded a Silver...more