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International Sports Journalism MA, PGDip, PGCert

International Sports Journalism MA, PGDip, PGCert

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Sports Journalism

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

A one-year professional practice course in which you will develop skills in journalism and digital media production and learn about sports communications in a global context.

Why study International Sports Journalism?

Our master's degree in International Sports Journalism is distinctive in that it's the world’s first International Sports Journalism master's degree which explores sport and communications in its international context.

The emphasis we place on globalisation in different regions and countries and the internationalisation of sports communications provides our students with a unique learning experience and will give them a head start in a demanding digital world.

We offer some of the best work experience opportunities in sports communications and boast one of the best teams of academics, sports journalists and communications professionals in the UK.

Underpinned by the academic theory of communications, we aim to develop graduates with critical awareness and practical journalism skills. The course is two thirds practical and one third theoretical. We collaborate with the sports communications industry on a regular basis to keep our curriculum and research up-to-date.

Why St Mary's?

Our master's degree in International Sports Journalism is distinctive in a number of respects:

  • It's the world’s first master's degree in International Sports Journalism.
  • The emphasis we place on globalisation in different regions and countries and the internationalisation of sports communications provides our students with a unique learning experience and will give them a head start in a demanding digital world. Students will also achieve exit awards PgDip and PgCert.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a wide range of practical journalism tasks, including working on live sports events. You will produce sports news stories and features, write essays, undertake research, work on team projects and participate in group presentations.

Career opportunities

Our students will graduate with a valuable combination of digital media skills and the knowledge to develop successful careers in international sports journalism and many other communications sectors.

This course is designed for graduates looking to develop careers in the sports industries including sports communications, marketing and public relations. It is also ideal for students who want to break into international broadcasting and online sports journalism.

Our programme will also equip you for further study, careers in research and a wide variety of organisations where multimedia journalism skills and specialist knowledge are in high demand.

Modules

This module provides comparative and topical perspectives on the challenges journalists face in the twenty-first century. Students will examine the legal, regulatory and ethical concerns journalists now face in an uncertain world. It compares journalism across the globe and in different regional contexts, drawing on critical research in war reporting, online communications, data journalism, news bias and representation. Topical issues usually include the role and influence of public relations, social media and fake news.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,750

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

14,550

Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:2 honours degree. Students with appropriate professional experience are also encouraged to apply. Students should have a desire and capacity to study at postgraduate level for a career in broadcasting, journalism and communications.