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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Develop the traditional and new media skills needed to work in sports journalism.
  • Benefit from links with major broadcasting and newspaper organisations, and major sports clubs.
  • Learn the specialist writing skills, knowledge and expertise in sports reporting.

Sports journalism is one of the fastest growing areas in online media, and a major component of print and broadcast media. This is leading to an increasing demand for graduates with good journalistic and media skills and a sport-focused portfolio This course will help you develop the practical skills and knowledge needed to succeed as a sports journalist or public relations professional.

How you learn

You are expected to demonstrate high standards of journalism both in content and process, together with a capacity to critically evaluate it.You are also encouraged to identify and undertake relevant work experience with a client. In this way, you can build up a portfolio of journalism demonstrating your ability and experience to potential employers, which will help you in the search for your first job.

You learn through

  • independent study
  • researching and writing a dissertation
  • work placements
  • lectures and seminars
  • screenings
  • interactive workshops
  • tutorials

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • newspaper sports journalism
  • broadcast sports journalism
  • magazine sports journalism
  • online sports journalism
  • sports public relations

Sports journalism is an extremely competitive field. The industry relies heavily on freelance sports journalists, and the course equips you with the skills necessary to enter the freelance market.

It also provides the publicity skills and understanding of the media which are increasingly sought after by clubs and organisations.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460per year

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 97 8

    46th out of 85 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    112 56%

    57th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    16th

    52
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    80th

    60
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    123 56%

    43rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    40th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    43rd

    9

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