Taught course

Sports Journalism

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Entry requirements

We usually require a good degree (2.1 and above) in any discipline. In exceptional circumstances we may accept a student without such a qualification if they demonstrate an aptitude and commitment to journalism. All candidates selected for interview sit a short entrance test.

Months of entry


Course content

A love of sport, news and communications are essential ingredients to succeed. However, you should study and train to be a sports journalist on an accredited course because employers want highly skilled graduates with qualifications, not enthusiastic amateurs.

Under the guidance of our expert team of journalists, a full year of multimedia training with work experience will prepare you for that all important first paid job.

Journalism, in particular, is an intensely competitive profession and difficult to break into. However, for determined graduates willing to work hard we offer one of the best routes into journalism and the sports media industries.

In a word: employability. Just ask our graduates who are now working in the industry. They will tell you why the MA in Sports Journalism at St Mary's University has quickly become one of the most highly regarded journalism courses in the UK.

This is echoed by editors and industry professionals, who visit us regularly to deliver guest lectures and impart invaluable career advice. They can see the quality of our trainee journalists and the high standards we set.

This was the first MA in Sports Journalism in the UK to be professionally accredited by the NCTJ. Our course is recommended by the editor of Sky Sports News and other leading professionals in the industry. We train you in collaboration with our partners, News Associates, a sports news agency based in Wimbledon. With our contacts in the media, this programme offers students a unique training experience.

Information for international students

Please contact international@stmarys.ac.uk for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Daragh Minogue
020 8240 4111