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Previous degree required

No

Distance/blended learning available?

Yes

Tier 4 visa

1 Year

Duration

Dr Daragh Minogue

Principal Lecturer- Communications

daragh.minogue@stmarys.ac.uk
020 8240 4111

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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 a number of respects; it's the world’s first International Sports Journalism master's degree that 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.
  • We have 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.
  • We offer some of the best work experience opportunities in sports communications.

Key facts

  • Taught by award winning journalists and sports media professionals.
  • Industry standard facilities including multimedia studio space.
  • Ability to specialise in broadcasting, documentary, or digital journalism.
  • Work experience for every student.

Course content

Modules

  • Advanced Research Methods 
  • Core Skills in Journalism 
  • Critical Issues in Journalism 
  • International Sports Reporting 
  • Multimedia Journalism 
  • Sport, Globalisation and the Media 
  • The Sports Journalism Project 
Please note: information published on this webpage is subject to change before the programme commences. Please refer to the Programme Specification document (PDF) for an authoritative summary of the programme.

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.

The Careers Service has more information on graduate careers and part-time work available during your course.

How the degree is taught

Teaching methods

This course aims to bring together students from all over the world keen to develop their understanding of sports communications and international media practices.

You will learn mostly through practical workshops and discuss industry trends with media professionals, award-winning sports journalists and academics in the field.

You will focus on producing exciting multimedia sports content for different platforms and audiences and develop your written, verbal and visual communication skills.

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.

Facilities

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Fees and funding

2018/19 fees

2019/20 fees

The UK Government has confirmed that EU applicants for 2018 and 2019 remain eligible for 'home fee status' and can access financial support.

Alumni discount

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.

Funding

For guidance about financing your studies, including information about goverment-funded loans, please check out Fees & Funding section.

International Students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.

Additional costs

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 For further information about additional costs please contact daragh.minogue@stmarys.ac.uk.

Further information