Sport, Media and Culture with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe)

Sport, Media and Culture with a Year Abroad

Course summary

Our new four-year Sport, Media and Culture, BA (Hons) with a Year Abroad degree programme equips you with a future career as a professional sports content creator and communicator across the contemporary sports mediascape. This highly practical course allows you to study subjects such as sports journalism, sports commentary, and sports promotion. Through the study of theoretical constructs such as fandom, sports journalism, national identity and sports narratives, you will see how our abiding interest in sport has shaped how we view the world. In addition to a socio-cultural investigation of sport and sports media, you will develop a robust understanding of the contemporary sports mediascape. This course has been developed to ensure you will graduate as a skilled and competent sports content creator, equipped with journalistic skills, and adept at creating and promoting multi-media sports-focused content, from podcasts to match reports and from sports commentary to promotional sports communication strategies. On completion of the programme, you will know how to find an interesting and compelling sports news story, write that story for publication, film and/or record that story for broadcast or for a your podcast, edit the package so that it can be broadcast in various formats, and know how to drive audiences and promote that story. You will be taught by academics who have a wide range of industry experience and will benefit from access to industry-standard filming, editing and design facilities. In addition, our close links with sports organisations such as Swansea City FC, the Ospreys, and our partnership with Sport Swansea means that you will gain a sports communications industry perspective across your degree programme. Developed with employability as one of its cornerstones, the degree programme includes opportunities to undertake a range of sports communication placement options. Outside of your studies you will also be part of a supportive student community and will be able to get involved in many different sports clubs and societies including the Media society. The third year of your course will be spent gaining additional skills and experiences as part of a Year Abroad. Find out more about this course at


"Our sports media and culture modules will explore how sport is framed in the media, whilst also providing an insight into the way that sport, sporting culture and journalism has shaped the cultural life of contemporary Britain and the world. Not only will these modules give you a robust grounding in theory, but you will also be offered the opportunity to put this theory into practice with authentic assessments and practical opportunities. Or innovative programme has been designed to ensure that students are able to study, at least 40 credits, 2 modules each year, through the medium of Welsh. Our first year offer a compulsory suite of modules, to help you to gain a firm understanding of the area of sport, media and culture. Examples include: Introduction to Media Communication Creative Midea Platforms Pitch Invasion: Sport and its impact on society. Your second and third year will include a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, many of a practical nature, further enhancing key employability skills. Examples include: Pitch Perfect: Sports Commentary and Punditry Sports Public Relations Professional Sports Communication Placement Documentary Filmmaking and Broadcasting"

Assessment method

Students' academic attainment will be assessed exclusively using coursework, and will include a mix of academic assignments (critical analyses, media analysis and theses) and practical elements (for example, a tract of sports commentary, an episode of a sports podcast).

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For applicants whose first language is not English, the Faculty requires a minimum IELTS score of 6 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

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Sport, Media and Culture with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS