A one-year practical sports journalism course that is professionally accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
Why study Sports Journalism?
If you have a passion for sport and want to become a journalist, you need to acquire the skills and knowledge employers are looking for today. Our comprehensive training programme is taught in partnership with award winning journalists who can give you the head start you need.
Why St Mary's?
Each year we select 20 students who will embark on a demanding training course taught by professional journalists, broadcasters and academics.
Our course offers one of the best routes into the industry. We will train you to become a journalist for the digital age covering everything from the traditional match report to the latest skills in multimedia journalism. Our graduates work in every sector of the industry.
You will find them at the BBC, Sky Sports News, BT Sport, CNN, Perform, IMG and most national newspapers in the UK. Recent graduates have secured sports reporting jobs with Metro, the Manchester Evening News, Scottish Rugby, the Daily Mirror, BBC News, Mail Online, Fulham FC, Squawka, and Sky Sports.
We were the first Sports Journalism MA degree course to be professionally accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
Editors and sports journalists recommend our course because we train our students to industry standards. They visit the campus regularly to offer career advice, talk about work placements and to keep you up to speed with the latest developments in sport and the media. We guarantee every student a work placement and there are often opportunities to earn while you learn.
We are also committed to diversity in journalism. We have trained more women sports journalists that any other course in the UK.
- Acquire the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism in addition to a master's degree
- Excellent employability record for graduates finding work within the industry
- Taught by award winning journalists, broadcasters and academics
- Write for the course magazine: sportsgazette.co.uk
- Outstanding work experience, networking and career opportunities
- Develop your digital media skills, writing and commercial awareness