The course is one of only a handful of MA sports journalism programmes across the UK and one of two to be accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). Students can therefore gain an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism as well as an MA in Sports Journalism. During the course students will develop the core skills of sports journalism, such as how to write previews, match reports, sports news and features for print and online. They will attend match visits, press conferences and guest lectures from regional and national sports journalists. See http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/journalism_pr for more information.