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1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Sports Journalism Sports Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

This course develops 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. 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. This course is focused on the professional sphere, and modules are designed to give you relevant, real-world experience for your future career.

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.


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

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in any subject.

University information

There are more than 30,000 students currently at Sheffield Hallam, with more than 6,000 of those studying at postgraduate level. Sheffield Hallam University focuses heavily on industry experience and applied learning. You will study in the heart of Sheffield City centre, on one of the many postgraduate taught and research courses. They are shaped to help prepare you for creative problem-solving and dealing with complexity in the real...more

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