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Journalism / Journalism (Sports) MA

University of Sunderland

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sunderland

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Learn to be a journalist in our real-world newsroom – the mediaHUB – where you will work alongside journalists from the BBC and national and regional media. Publish your work on our websites and develop a portfolio of content that will launch your career; graduates have gone on to work at BBC News and Sport, Sky Sports News, national newspapers and magazines, football clubs and PR Firms.

Whatever your previous study or experience, this MA will give you all the skills you need to become a Journalist. Cover core reporting skills, media ethics and law, video and digital content, and investigative journalism techniques. Stay mainstream, or choose the sports pathway and learn a range of specialist sports journalism skills. In the final stage of the course you will produce your own series of in-depth articles on a subject of your choice. Those who specialise in Sports can graduate with MA Journalism (Sports).

Alongside the MA, you’ll have the opportunity to do the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism or Sports Journalism. NCTJ accreditation is widely recognised as a gold standard for courses that turn out highly-skilled, highly-motivated and highly-employable trainee journalists. Previous study of journalism is not a requirement.

Career ready

Postgraduates are highly employable and, on average, earn more than individuals whose highest qualification is an undergraduate degree. On completing this course you will be equipped for a variety of roles throughout the journalism industry. This degree prepares you for writing in newspapers, magazines, radio, TV and online media, and if you choose to specialise in sport you’ll also have the opportunity to write for sports clubs or brands.

You will also have developed and demonstrated transferable skills that are highly relevant to many positions in industry, commerce and the Civil Service, as well as to jobs in the arts and voluntary sectors.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,500per year

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University information

University of Sunderland

  • University League Table

    108th

  • Campus address

    University of Sunderland, Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 3SD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 97 4

    81st out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    108 54%

    67th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    42nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    35th

    41
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    106 53%

    78th

    33
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    75th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    57th

    1

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