Taught course

Sports Journalism

University of Central Lancashire · School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors

Entry requirements

Level: Postgraduate Study Mode: Full time and Part time Delivery Method: Campus Course Length: Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years. School: School of Journalism and Digital Communication Partner Colleges: No Partner College Campus: Preston Start Date: September 2013 Entry Requirements: Students will normally be expected to have an Upper Second or above classification for an honours degree from a British higher education institution, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Applicants with a lower second will be considered if they can demonstrate a commitment to journalism. Mature students and candidates with non-standard qualifications are also considered, if they have substantial professional or other relevant experience. Applicants may be required to complete a written/oral admissions test.

Months of entry


Course content

Our exciting MA Sports Journalism programme builds on the glowing track record of our well-established undergraduate Sports Journalism programme. Graduates now work for organisations such as Sky and the BBC and in the media offices of football clubs and other sporting organisations. This course offers you the chance to learn the multimedia skills and techniques of the sports journalist.

Sport is big business, influencing politics, finance, fashion and music as well as being the focal point of community joy and despair. It is also, of course, great fun and one of the most exciting jobs around. The role of the sports journalist is increasingly important, reporting the action and results that millions want to know about and also scrutinising the activities of those who organise and fund the increasingly varied sports agenda.

Students will also learn the essentials of law as it impacts on journalists and study and debate the ethics of journalism and learn about the business of sport. The course is very hands-on and students will learn in realistic newsroom and studio environments. Students also undertake an industry placement, so that they have every opportunity to emerge at the end of the course with excellent contacts as well as a track record of achievement.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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