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.
Why Sports Communication and Journalism at Swansea?
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.
Your Sports Communication and Journalism Experience
You will study a set number of 20-credit modules before taking a 60-credit dissertation project of your choosing in the second part of the course. All of your assignments will have a sports focus.
Modules include theory and practice-based subjects such as video and documentary making, professional and promotional writing, global media, the business and politics of digital media, visual communications and media design, and PR, branding and promotion.
You decide the subject of your dissertation together with a tutor.
Sports Communication and Journalism Employment Opportunities
In addition to developing excellent oral and professional writing skills, improving your abilities with digital media and learning to present ideas in a range of formats, you will have opportunities to undertake work experience opportunities with major sporting organisations including Swansea City FC, The Ospreys and The Scarlets.