University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

Sports Journalism

This is an intensive course that trains students to think, write and research like a journalist; previous study of journalism is not a requirement. Students learn how to write previews, match reports and sports features, and also cover media ethics and law, reporting and shorthand. In the final stage of the course students undertake a dissertation or practical project, such as a sports journalism website or a series of in-depth articles.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an honours degree (2.1 or above) in a related discipline.

Course modules

Modules include: Sports journalism (principles and practice 1); essential media law; essential public affairs; shorthand; sports journalism (principles and practice 2); reporting; media ethics and society; shorthand; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include essays, projects, presentations, and a major project/dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,180 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 225 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sunderland SR1 3SD North East

Key information

Student Helpline
Telephone number: 
0191 515 3000