Taught course

Sports Journalism

Institution
University of Sunderland · Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

We will consider applicants with professional and vocational experience.

If you are suitably qualified, we will invite you to an interview to assess whether this is the right course for you.

We may ask you to undertake a short course that covers essential skills and knowledge, before you join the main Masters course.

Months of entry

September

Course content


Join one of the few postgraduate degrees in the UK to be accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). Gain qualifications that will make you stand out from others. Train, write and research like a journalist.

The combination of an MA and NCTJ Diploma will significantly boost your employability as a sports journalist. This is an intensive course that trains you to think, write and research like a journalist; previous study of journalism is not a requirement.

You will learn how to write previews, match reports and sports features, and you will also cover media ethics and law, reporting and shorthand. In the final stage of the course, you will undertake a dissertation or a practical project, such as a sports journalism website or a series of in-depth articles.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you should have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of at least 7.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,750
International students
£11,500

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Alex Lockwood
Email
alex.lockwood@sunderland.ac.uk
Phone
0191 515 3000