Masters Programs in Sport Communication

Compare Masters Programs in Sport Communication

A master’s degree is evidence you have successfully undergone study that demonstrates a high level of understanding in a specific field of study. An undergraduate degree is required to apply for a master’s degree.

What is a Master in Sport Communication? It is an aspect of communication studies that sometimes is also called sports media and sports journalism. It goes beyond sports broadcasting to teach you how to optimize communication in the sports context. By pursuing a master in sports communication, you approach sports in a new way, analyzing and critically examining the role of sports in society. Courses may cover organizational communication, public relations and social media.

Sports serve as a common ground for common issues of our time, and in a program, you may learn to wield sports communication to overcome racial, gender and geographical barriers. You may also gain skills in electronic communication and public relations that can help you to gain a competitive edge when pursuing jobs in the sports industry and beyond.

Earning a master in sports communication usually requires two years of full-time study. Many factors can affect the cost of education: university, location, length of study or online program. Contact the admissions office of the school of your choice for more detailed information.

Pursuing a master in sports communication may open many options for careers at newspapers, radio stations, public schools or companies like Reebok and Nike. If writing appeals to you, a career as a journalism writer or sports writer might be worth looking into. If you like talking, consider pursuing a career as a radio broadcaster or sports agent. There are career options for many different interests in the field of sports communication.

Sports communication is a specific field only offered at some universities. Online degrees are also available. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Sport and Leisure Studies

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

The MSpLS is for Sport and Leisure Studies graduates who are interested in completing a research-based qualification. [+]

Masters in Sport Communication. Master of Sport and Leisure Studies The MSpLS is for Sport and Leisure Studies graduates who are interested in completing a research-based qualification. Students will critically examine how political, cultural and economic factors influence the meaning and nature of sport, exercise and leisure and/or how psychological and physiological factors influence performance and movement in sport and exercise settings. The programme engages a range of quantitative or qualitative methodologies and includes laboratory-based sport and exercise components, and where appropriate, includes working with athletes at the Avantidrome – Home of Cycling, or the new University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance. It enhances knowledge, skills and attributes relevant to many forms of employment within sport, exercise and leisure industries and beyond. Entry requirements A New Zealand bachelors degree, either three or four years, with advanced study and a B (or better) average in the relevant subject areas or a qualification considered equivalent. [-]