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MASports Broadcast Journalism

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Why study a sports broadcast journalism master's degree at Solent University

Bring your sports knowledge to radio, the internet or television screens for an exciting career in sports journalism.

  • £0m
    UK uni for sustained employment (Longitudinal Educational Outcomes, 2022)
  • £0m
    invested in our campus estate and facilities in the last five years
  • Get access to industry standard broadcast facilities including four television studios, eight radio studios and extensive industry-standard editing and production facilities, as well as professional grade camera, audio and lighting equipment.
  • This course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), which works with the biggest broadcasters in the UK to ensure the highest professional standards of journalism training.
  • With 'news' days built in to the course you can get experience of a high-pressure news room, where you'll be researching and producing stories for same-day news and radio output, working to tight deadlines and a fast-moving news cycle.
  • The academic team has vast sports broadcast experience and all practitioners still work in the industry, giving you access to potential professional connections alongside the latest technologies and approaches to sports broadcast journalism.
  • Built in work experince placements allows to undertake a three-month work placement as part of your degree.
  • Free journalism education career consultation is delivered by our careers advice service, Solent Futures, which is available to all Solent students and graduates for life, helping you to progress in your current career or discuss options for a change in career.
  • This course is eligible for a Postgraduate Master's student loan from Student Finance England and can be used to cover costs (ie, accommodation, tuition fees) associated with postgraduate studies (it was up to £12,167 for 2023 entry).

Course overview

On this advanced-level course, students learn how to source, gather and deliver professional sports content on numerous different video and audio platforms across a wide variety of sports. The course also encourages students to develop their editorial and technical skills and build relationships with external clients, whilst creating a portfolio of video, audio and academic material to showcase their abilities to potential employers.

With an increasing demand from sports audiences for innovative approaches to storytelling and high-quality production, broadcasters must constantly update their practices and utilise social media to research and promote their work. Understanding and adapting to changes within this fast-moving industry is core to the teaching on this master’s degree.

Regular ‘news days’, where students will need to respond, gather and produce stories for a same-day news and radio output, are built into the course programme to further increase students’ exposure to a realistic broadcast environment and prepare them for the deadlines and quick-thinking they’ll need to demonstrate to become a sports broadcaster.

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Course features

  • Built-in work experience placement

    As part of your studies you will have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Apply direct

    You can apply direct to Solent University for this course

  • Part-time option

    You can study this course part-time

This course is for

This course is well-suited to those with a sport or journalism background who wish to move into sports broadcasting across traditional and digital platforms.

The course content is ideal for students wishing to gain a deep understanding of the technical and practical aspects of broadcasting.

What this course leads to

The course curriculum is centred on students gaining essential knowledge and practical skills in sports broadcast journalism.

  • Sports journalist
  • Sports editor at TV stations, radio stations, production companies, or live TV units
  • Newspaper or magazine content production
  • Online presenter/producer
  • Freelance broadcasting
  • Public relations
  • Digital and social media communications
  • Crisis management

Meet the team

The course team are current industry professionals engaged in regular broadcast practice with television and radio channels such as Sky Sports, Sky Sports News, BT Sport, ITV, BBC, BBC Radio Solent.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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