MA Sports Journalism

Course Subject: Sports Journalism
Course Type: Higher Education Postgraduate
Centre: University of Sunderland
Region: North East England
Duration: One year full-time or two years part-time

About the course:

Sunderland offers a range of bespoke journalism programmes delivered by a dynamic team of journalists, academics and specialist technical staff.

You will learn from industry innovators and experienced journalists who are experimenting with new platforms and shaping the future of news through our Google Digital News Innovation project. The team has vast experience on national websites, print newspapers and magazines, and with major broadcasters.

Visiting professors such as The Mirror’s Kevin Maguire and Good Morning Britain editor Neil Thompson, as well as key contacts including BBC Sports reporter Mark Chapman, will pass on advice and their experience.

We offer real-world experience in our MediaHUB newsroom where you will hone your skills on websites and social platforms covering news, sports, fashion, arts and entertainment, and broadcasting on our award-winning Spark Radio station.

Our MediaHUB is also a base for a BBC Newcastle journalist and you will be supported by working journalists there, offering feedback and tips. Plus, we have a regional TV station based in our dedicated Media Centre.

Employability and the latest skills are at the heart of everything we do, and our graduates go on to have successful careers on screen, at newspapers, magazines, online, in social media, and public relations and communications roles.

NCTJ elective modules offered (depending on chosen route):

  • Shorthand
  • Media law court reporting
  • Public affairs for journalists
  • Videojournalism for online
  • Production journalism
  • Business of magazines
  • Practical magazine journalism

Job destinations of recent graduates include:

  • Durham County Cricket Club
  • Glasgow Rangers
  • Sunderland Echo
  • Sunderland FC

Find out more

For admissions enquiries, please contact Carole Watson at [email protected].