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International Sports Journalism MA, PGDip, PGCert

St Mary's University, Twickenham

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

A one-year professional practice course in which you will develop skills in journalism and digital media production and learn about sports communications in a global context.

Why study International Sports Journalism?

Our master's degree in International Sports Journalism is distinctive in that it's the world’s first International Sports Journalism master's degree which explores sport and communications in its international context.

The emphasis we place on globalisation in different regions and countries and the internationalisation of sports communications provides our students with a unique learning experience and will give them a head start in a demanding digital world.

We offer some of the best work experience opportunities in sports communications and boast one of the best teams of academics, sports journalists and communications professionals in the UK.

Underpinned by the academic theory of communications, we aim to develop graduates with critical awareness and practical journalism skills. The course is two thirds practical and one third theoretical. We collaborate with the sports communications industry on a regular basis to keep our curriculum and research up-to-date.

Why St Mary's?

Our master's degree in International Sports Journalism is distinctive in a number of respects:

  • It's the world’s first master's degree in International Sports Journalism.
  • The emphasis we place on globalisation in different regions and countries and the internationalisation of sports communications provides our students with a unique learning experience and will give them a head start in a demanding digital world. Students will also achieve exit awards PgDip and PgCert.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a wide range of practical journalism tasks, including working on live sports events. You will produce sports news stories and features, write essays, undertake research, work on team projects and participate in group presentations.

Career opportunities

Our students will graduate with a valuable combination of digital media skills and the knowledge to develop successful careers in international sports journalism and many other communications sectors.

This course is designed for graduates looking to develop careers in the sports industries including sports communications, marketing and public relations. It is also ideal for students who want to break into international broadcasting and online sports journalism.

Our programme will also equip you for further study, careers in research and a wide variety of organisations where multimedia journalism skills and specialist knowledge are in high demand.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • University League Table

    111th

  • Campus address

    St Mary's University, Twickenham, St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, Hounslow, TW1 4SX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    91st out of 97 28

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    98 49%

    86th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45.0 45%

    83rd

    41
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    52nd

    20

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