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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Taught by professionals and academics using industry-standard facilities so you gain the hands-on experience needed in your day-to-day work as a sports journalist.

  • Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
  • Practical training in research, writing and filming as well as multi-media sports content production
  • Taught by journalists and sports journalists with many years’ experience and links to regional/national newspapers, Sky Sports News, radio stations, magazines and independent platforms
  • Opportunities for industry placements with media and sports organisations, including Premier League football clubs
  • Taught in the £38million Redmonds Building with industry-standard facilities including newsrooms, studios, editing booths
  • Opportunity to sit professional National Council for the Training of Journalists exams and acquire full NCTJ Diploma
  • Publish work on the Mersey Sports Live website

This is a highly vocational Masters programme, which provides practical training in multi-media sports reporting and production. It will arm you with key practical skills such as filming, editing, shorthand, CMS, analytics among others. LJMU's BA Sports Journalism has been a popular and well regarded undergraduate programme for a number of years. Merseyside is the host of some of the world's best sporting events, from the Open Golf Championship, to Premier League football, and is therefore the ideal place to study the discipline of Sports Journalism.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Assessments are mostly portfolio-based, with some exams in law, shorthand, regulation, court reporting, culminating in a 15,000 Major Project/e modules and assessments will reflect the NCTJ syllabus and will include essential sports journalism, sports writing, multi-platform journalism, media law, and shorthand.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,600per year

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

University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 97 2

    9th out of 84 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    138 68%

    20th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    33rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    41st

    27
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    157 79%

    11th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    27th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    49th

    19

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