Taught course

Sports Journalism

Institution
St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

We usually require a good degree (2:1 minimum) in any discipline.

In exceptional circumstances we may accept a student without such a qualification if they demonstrate an aptitude and commitment to sport and/or journalism.

All candidates selected for interview will be asked to submitted samples of their journalism and sit a short one hour entrance test. You can do this online or in person. The entrance test assesses your media skills, creativity, sporting knowledge, sub-editing and writing.

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you have a passion for sport and want to become a journalist, you need to acquire the skills and knowledge employers are looking for today. Our comprehensive training programme is taught in partnership with award winning journalists who can give you the head start you need.

Our course offers one of the best routes into the industry. We will train you to become a journalist for the digital age covering everything from the traditional match report to the latest skills in multimedia journalism. Our graduates work in every sector of the industry.

You will find them at the BBC, Sky Sports News, BT Sport, CNN, Perform, IMG and most national newspapers in the UK. Recent graduates have secured sports reporting jobs with Metro, the Manchester Evening News, Scottish Rugby, the Daily Mirror, BBC News, Mail Online, Fulham FC, Squawka, and Sky Sports.

We were the first Sports Journalism MA degree course to be professionally accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

Editors and sports journalists recommend our course because we train our students to industry standards. They visit the campus regularly to offer career advice, talk about work placements and to keep you up to speed with the latest developments in sport and the media. We guarantee every student a work placement and there are often opportunities to earn while you learn.

We are also committed to diversity in journalism. We have trained more women sports journalists that any other course in the UK.

Information for international students

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. English language requirements also apply.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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For information about fees - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section of our website.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months

PGCert

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Daragh Minogue
Email
journalism@stmarys.ac.uk
Phone
020 8240 4111