Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

Sport Broadcast (Taught)

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Course summary

Want to work in the Sports Broadcast Industry? Then this is the course for you. Professionally accredited by the BJTC (Broadcast Journalism Training Council) this master's degree with a practical focus, designed and delivered by sports broadcast industry professionals to create practitioners of Sport Broadcast and prepare them to be industry ready for employment in sport broadcast journalism and across the sport media industry. The master's degree course has been written in collaboration with sport broadcast journalists from the BBC, ITV, Sky Sports and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. We teach traditional broadcast journalism for the digital, new media age. Emphasis is given to live event production, broadcast journalism and multi-platform digital storytelling. Students will develop and master a wide spectrum of broadcast journalism production skills, learn to self-shoot and edit, record and produce audio, create digital content while sharpening their journalistic instinct, news values 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 fast-changing sport 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 across the academic year creating video and audio content for Cardiff Met Sport TV, producing our weekly podcasts and TV sports shows, holding press conferences and livestreaming university sports matches. while this module also provides a second placement opportunity with one of our external broadcast partners. This module also provides a second placement opportunity with one of our external broadcast partners. We have placement opportunities with all the major broadcasters and production companies in Wales and further afield for students who are prepared to travel; these include a number of Welsh medium placement opportunities. Throughout this programme, 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 creation in the fast-changing digital age through social media platforms, blogging, vlogging, livestreams and podcasts. Students this year have enjoyed placements with BBC, ITV, Sky Sports, DAZN, Perform, Orchard Media, BT Sport, Whisper Films, Sunset & Vine, World Rugby, WRU, Made In Cardiff, S4C, Glamorgan Cricket, Swansea City, Cardiff Devils, Sport Wales and many other local and national broadcasters, production companies, sports organisations and governing bodies. Our alumni are now working in full time positions with Sky Sports, BBC Sport, S4C Sport, Livewire Sports and in the Premier League. 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), Ross Harries & Sean Holley (from BBC ScrumV) Carolyn Hitt (Wales Online & BBC), Dylan Ebenezer (S4C/ Sgorio presenter), Nick Hartley (ITV/ITN reporter) and Alan Wilkins (ESPN & Eurosport presenter).


Proposed modules on the programme include: 80 taught credits, a 60 credit professional broadcasting placement module and a 40 credit production dissertation. Proposed titles of the modules are: Television Broadcasting (20 credits); Radio and Digital Broadcasting (20 credits); Research Skills in Journalism (20 credits); Ethics, Media Law and Landscape (20 credits); Professional Broadcasting Placement (60 credits); Production Dissertation (40 credits); There are no option modules for the programme.

Assessment method

This programme will be assessed through coursework, work placement assessments, portfolios of creative work and group tasks. All students will receive support for assessment through academic support in the library, formative tasks and peer assessment.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council

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. 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. Candidates with extensive experience in elite level sport may also be considered. All exceptional entry routes are available for non-graduates will be in line with the University criteria for the admission of students to modular Masters Degrees (and for Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma programmes). A student who has successfully completed modules in a similar programme at another institution might gain direct entry onto the programme as long as they have satisfied the aforementioned entry requirements and meet the University Criteria for the admission of students to modular Master’s Degrees, and to Postgraduate Diploma programmes – advanced standing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £1140 Module
England £1140 Module
Northern Ireland £1140 Module
Scotland £1140 Module
Wales £1140 Module

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sport Broadcast at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS