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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Sports Studies Sports Journalism

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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

On our Sports Broadcast 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 Broadcast Journalism.

Careers

After completing the Sports Broadcast 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.

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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

13 months

Start date

14-SEP-20

Modules

Multi-Platform Feature Production - Core
Broadcast Journalism: Theory and Practice - Core
Research Project - Core
Sport, Media and Celebrity Culture - Core
Sports Writing - Core
Sports Broadcast Studies - Core
Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£9,085

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need a minimum 2:1 BA honours degree, but candidates with a 2:2 may be invited to interview. Mature students can be considered based on experience. If your first language is not English, you’ll need the equivalent of a 2:1 degree in the UK.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University offers many different postgraduate courses across a wide range of different subject areas and study options. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Students can study Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, PGCE or PhDs at the University, and these...more

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