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

This is an intensive course that trains you to think, write and research like a journalist. During the course students will develop the core skills of sports journalism. 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 practical project, such as a sports journalism website or a series of in-depth articles.

We encourage you to publish your work and build up your portfolio. Opportunities for publication include SportsByte, our student-run website covering sport across Sunderland.

An important benefit of a Masters at Sunderland is the relevance of our research expertise, which includes sports and magazine journalism as well as web writing and social media. Sunderland hosts the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies (CRMCS) and our Media Department has been recognised for producing world-leading and internationally excellent research.

Previous study of journalism is not a requirement for this course. If necessary, we may ask you to undertake a short course that covers essential skills and knowledge, before you join the main Masters course.