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International Sports Journalism MA, PGDip, PGCert

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

  • September, 2019 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £8320.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

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.

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. 

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. 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...

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Course Content

Modules

  • Advanced Research Methods 
  • Core Skills in Journalism 
  • Critical Issues in Sports Journalism 
  • Digital Sports Journalism 
  • International Sports Reporting 
  • Sport, Globalisation and the Media 
  • The Sports Journalism Project 

Modules Advanced Research Methods  Core Skills in Journalism  Critical Issues in Sports Journalism  Digital Sports Journalism  International Sports Reporting  Sport, Globalisation and the Media  The Sports Journalism...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Waldegrave Road

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2019

£8320.00

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Entry Requirements

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 requirements

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 (or equivalent).

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,...

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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.

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.

Additional Information

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree.

Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study. Tuition fee increases for returning students will be capped at the higher of 5% per annum or the rate of Consumer Price Index inflation in the United Kingdom.

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree. Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study....

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