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Katy Homewood, MA Sports Communications and Digital Media

Boost my career

Opportunities to get ahead

Having a postgraduate qualification can give you a competitive edge – helping you to accelerate your career progression. You can also gain incredible experience on placement or internships. You can tailor your studies towards the organisations you’d love to work with.

“I have really enjoyed the creativity and flexibility that the course has given me.

For my assessments, I can choose my specialised sport – rugby – and tailor my assessments to various rugby clubs. This has really helped me, because if I now apply for a job with those clubs, I can show them work that I have already produced professional communications and campaign plans which could heighten my application process.

I also have enjoyed learning a new aspect of media, and understanding how in-house communications and media differs from external. It has really made me think differently than I had been during my bachelor’s degree, which will only help me when I progress into industry.”


Meeting the right people

You’ll work with renowned experts who have global industry connections. It’s a big advantage for building your network and landing your dream job.

“It is fantastic having lecturers that are still practising in the industry.

It means you have the best current understanding of the industry and what it is like to work in it. They always offer incredible advice and share stories from the jobs that they are working on – which is great to learn about and to understand how things work in the industry. With this, comes the lecturer’s fantastic contacts book. We have had so many amazing guest lectures from people that are at the highest level in the industry.

In addition to their incredible knowledge, all the lecturers have been so supportive and helpful in any way that they can. They always try and go above and beyond to help you, whether it’s for an assessment, applying for a job or just a general catch up.”


Game-changing skills

Postgraduate study is a platform to refine your skills and specialise in your chosen field. Prove to employers that you’re the one they want.

“I have become a better version of myself.

Continuing with a master’s degree here has been a fantastic way to realise my potential and push myself to pursue another avenue in the media industry. Getting good grades back from my assessments has always been a high point, as I get to see that my hard work has paid off.

I now have more understanding of the industry I want to go into and feel that I am better equipped to apply for various jobs. At the end of my bachelor’s degree I still felt quite nervous about going into the industry. Now, with my postgraduate qualification I feel really confident to go into a job – hopefully working with a rugby union club.”

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