Closing date: 20 August 2019

This scholarship is funded by the Ospreys Rugby.

This is a very exciting opportunity for an MA in Communication, Media Practice and PR student to gain work experience with one of the UK’s leading sports club brands, Ospreys Rugby. The successful applicant will be required to do a work placement with the Ospreys Commercial Marketing team at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, with some additional meetings taking place at the Osprey’s training facility in Llandarcy, Swansea. The scholarship is worth £1,500 and the successful applicant will:

  • Undertake a work placement for one day a week working within the Ospreys Commercial Marketing Team or independently for the duration of the MA course.
  • Participate in Ospreys Commercial Marketing team meetings.
  • Help to co-ordinate and promote hospitality opportunities for Swansea University relating to the sponsorship.
  • Help identify and negotiate deals to support / improve the match-day experience
  • Manage a team of student volunteers during specific student match day activities
  • Attend match day events to take part in and manage promotional activities

There is a significant opportunity to link this scholarship and placement to the final MA project / dissertation which will be undertaken from June to September.

For more details please see here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/taught/communication-media-pr-ma-ospreys-match-day-2019---php

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

1. To apply for this scholarship you must first accept a place to study on the MA Communication, Media Practice and PR. If you have not yet applied, please visit the course page for further information and application details: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/artsandhumanities/ma-communication-media-practice-pr/

2. Once you have accepted a place to study on the course, please email the following documents to Dr Sian Rees (s.f.rees@swansea.ac.uk):

  • CV
  • 300 words on: ‘What are the local marketing challenges facing the Ospreys Rugby Club as it continues to develop and maximise its brand potential?’
  • 250 words on: ‘Why I believe I am deserving of the scholarship’

The deadline for applications is 5pm Tuesday 20 August 2019.

Informal enquiries about this opportunity are welcome and may be directed to Dr Sian Rees (s.f.rees@swansea.ac.uk / +44 (0)1792 602636).

Entry Requirements

Applicants for the MA Communications, Media Practice and PR should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field (arts and humanities, business and management) achieving an average of 55% or above.

Applicants for this scholarship should also have a demonstrable interest in professional sport and/or rugby.

Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to UK/EU students only.

Funding Notes

The scholarship is worth £1,500.

The successful applicant will have access to a £500 marketing budget to support the project work undertaken at the Ospreys.

Funding Information

Application Deadline:

20 August 2019

Please see our website for how to apply:
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