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Full time | City Campus | 1 year | JAN-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Sports Journalism Sports Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

This course aims to provide you with the professional skills and knowledge required for a career in sports journalism and sports media.

You will learn how to research, write and present sports-based news, commentary and features to a high standard across print, online and broadcast platforms.

You will also develop an understanding of sports media and the ethical, legal and regulatory context in which sports journalists work.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You will be encouraged to develop your skills as a reflective practitioner in a supportive learning environment.

You learn through

  • independent study
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Formative and summative assessment
  • Guest speakers from sports journalism and sports media
  • Teamwork
  • interactive workshops
  • Tutorials and academic advising

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • newspaper sports journalism
  • sport reporter
  • sports broadcaster
  • freelance sports journalist
  • digital producer


Media Law And Regulation (15 Credits) - Core
Sports Journalism (15 Credits) - Core
Sport And The Media (15 Credits) - Core
Writing For The Media (15 Credits) - Core
Journalism Project / Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Online Journalism (15 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in any subject.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline, using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a...more

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