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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    13 months

Course summary

Score yourself a winning career with our Sports Journalism MA. Our News Days and work placement opportunities will give you the skills necessary to launch your broadcasting career.

On our Sports Journalism MA, you’ll work with a team of top journalists and academics. You’ll learn how self-shoot and edit a TV package, how to write and present on television and radio and how to operate as a multi-media journalist. Not only this, you’ll learn the advanced theory that underpins journalism, so you’ll always be a step ahead of the game.

Our teaching staff have many years’ experience of working in newspapers, online journalism, radio and television. Also, you’ll have access to cutting-edge equipment throughout your studies.

You’ll undertake a fully assessed work placement and have an opportunity to visit several leading London newsrooms, including Sky News, Sky Sports News, ITV News and The Daily Telegraph, which is included in the course fees.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Sports Journalism

Work placements

You have the option to choose your own work placement.

To help you out, we have connections and work placement arrangements with many leading companies such as:

  • Manchester United TV
  • Eurosport
  • BBC Sport
  • Sky Sports News
  • Birmingham Mail
  • Express & Star
  • The Stoke Sentinel

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, or portfolios.

Careers

After completing the Sports Journalism MA, you will be equipped to take enter the world of sports broadcasting for companies such as BBC, Eurosport, ITV, Sky Sports, in journalistic areas such as:

  • Photojournalism
  • Communications
  • Sports journalism
  • Sports presenting
  • Foreign correspondence
  • Video production
  • Newspaper reporting
  • Magazine editing
  • Sports commentating
  • Public relations
  • Social media
  • Investigative journalism
  • Editing

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you will be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 14,500overall cost

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

University information

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 97 6

    26th out of 84 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    106 53%

    74th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    78th

    57
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    124 62%

    48th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    16th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    52nd

    41

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