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MA in Sports Journalism

Course Description

Why study Sports Journalism?

Journalism and public communications are popular career destinations for young graduates.

A love of sport, news and communications are essential ingredients to succeed. However, you should study and train to be a sports journalist on an accredited course because employers want highly skilled graduates with qualifications, not enthusiastic amateurs.

Under the guidance of our expert team of journalists, a full year of multimedia training with work experience will prepare you for that all important first paid job.

Why St Mary's?

Journalism, in particular, is an intensely competitive profession and difficult to break into. However, for determined graduates willing to work hard we offer one of the best routes into journalism and the sports media industries.

In a word: employability. Just ask our graduates who are now working in the industry. They will tell you why the MA in Sports Journalism at St Mary's University has quickly become one of the most highly regarded journalism courses in the UK.

This is echoed by editors and industry professionals, who visit us regularly to deliver guest lectures and impart invaluable career advice. They can see the quality of our trainee journalists and the high standards we set.

This was the first MA in Sports Journalism in the UK to be professionally accredited by the NCTJ. Our course is recommended by the editor of Sky Sports News and other leading professionals in the industry. We train you in collaboration with our partners, News Associates, a sports news agency based in Wimbledon. With our contacts in the media, this programme offers students a unique training experience.

What You Will Study

Full information about modules on this course can be found on the St Mary’s website:

Mode of Study:

• Full-time (One year)
• Part-time (Two years)

Also Available As:

• Postgraduate Diploma
• Postgraduate Certificate

How To Apply


Financial Information


Visit the MA in Sports Journalism page on the St Mary’s University, Twickenham website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Chris Moore

The Masters was a great course which gave me all the tools I needed to gain employment, as I now work at IMG Media helping to produce ESPN's football coverage. The best things about the course are the breadth of skills you learn, all taught by knowledgeable tutors. I would definitely recommend the course if you love sport, have a passion for journalism and want to learn the skills needed to get into the sports media industry


Entry Requirements

We usually require a good degree (2.1 and above) in any discipline. In exceptional circumstances we may accept a student without such a qualification if the applicant demonstrates an aptitude and commitment to journalism. All candidates selected for interview sit a short entrance test.

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