Share the world’s stories with our International Sports Journalism master’s.
Navigate sports communications in a global context with our International Sports Journalism master’s. You will balance theory and practice covering the following topics:
- sports writing
- sport and globalisation
- digital sports journalism
- the marketing and sponsorship of sport
- critical and ethical issues in sports journalism.
Trailblazers in sports communication
We are internationally celebrated for our sports-related degrees. You will study on the world’s first journalism master’s to explore sport and communications in its global context.
Collaborations with industry professionals
We regularly collaborate with industry professionals to inform course content. As a result, you will explore the latest trends and issues in the sports media.
You will learn in our industry-standard Media Production Suite, equipped with:
- a radio studio
- vocal booth
- 70-inch TV
- green screens
- studio-quality sound-system.
Contribute to the Sport Gazette
Kickstart your career by contributing to our online magazine, Sport Gazette. You will create and edit exciting content alongside industry professionals and other students.
Expert teaching and support
Our academics are award-winning journalists, broadcasters, and researchers. View our staff.
Dr Daragh Minogue
Associate Professor and Course Leader - Sport Journalism
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The modules listed below are the modules that were available to students in the 2023/24 academic year and are illustrative of what may be offered for 2024/25.
Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.
Applicants with appropriate professional experience are also encouraged to apply.
Additional requirement information
Applicants should have a desire and capacity to study at postgraduate level for a career in broadcasting, journalism and communications.
We ask every applicant to submit a sample of their journalism with their application. If applicants do not have a recent sample, the programme director will set you a written sports journalism task prior to proceeding to interview. When appropriate, applicants will be interviewed in person or via Skype.
International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section.
We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.
For more information about entry requirements please email email@example.com.
Fees & funding
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme. Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.
A 20% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study this Master's degree. Those studying for a PGDip of PGCert are not eligible for the discount.
Government-funded loans of over £11,000 are available to many home postgraduate students. Home and international students may also be eligible for external sources of funding. International students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.
For more information, please look at our postgraduate funding page.
How the degree is taught
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.
Our courses offer one of the best routes into sports communications. We will train you to become a content creator for the digital age. Our international graduates work all across the world of sport. Check out these profiles:
- James Pike (USA)
- Louis Olvera (USA)
- Emilia Ottella (Finland)
- Rachel Mathewson (USA)
- Flavia Festa (Italy)
- Olga Bagatini (Brazil)
- Lyes Bouzidi (Algeria/USA)
- Tadhg Creedon (Ireland)
- Caleb Mumtombwa (Zimbabwe).
Our International Sports Journalism master’s will also help you develop essential transferrable skills, such as communication, creativity, and critical thinking.
Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of International Sports Journalism MA, PGDip, PGCert include:
Make sure to check our step-by-step guide to application process.