MA Sport Journalism – University of Brighton

Our accredited Sport Journalism MA will prepare you for an exciting, fast-paced and dynamic career in the sport media industry, equipping you with the multi-platform and multimedia skills needed to be highly employable.

The course will suit you if you have studied an undergraduate degree in a non-journalism subject area or are looking to gain a professional qualification to pursue a career in the industry.

National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) accreditation is recognised in the industry a strong indication that new recruits have the skills and knowledge to become effective multimedia journalists in a busy newsroom. In addition to your masters degree, you will also have the opportunity to take the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. The NCTJ diploma is a widely recognised entry-level qualification for professional practice.

Sports media is a multi-billion pound industry and has played a crucial role in shaping the development of professional sport. Sports journalists must now be as adept at running social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, filming web video and recording podcasts as covering sports events and interviewing at press conferences.

The course is delivered by media industry professionals and respected academics. Our student journalism website, Overtime Online, will enable you to publish articles to a wider audience and you will spend time in a newsroom environment on placement.

We have close links with national organisations including Sky Sports News, The Independent, The Sun, Daily Star, TalkSPORT and the Mail Online. You’ll also gain insight from field trips and from visiting industry guest lecturers. We have vast experience running journalism courses and you’ll benefit from using our industry-standard facilities including the newsroom.

Our Sport Journalism BA(Hons) won the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Innovation of the Year award for its partnership with Brighton & Hove Albion FC, which involves paid opportunities for students to cover matches in the Amex Stadium press box.

NCTJ elective modules offered:

  • Public affairs for journalists
  • Media law court reporting
  • Sports journalism
  • Shorthand for journalists

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