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Course summary

Taught by professionals and academics using industry-standard facilities so you gain the hands-on experience needed in your day-to-day work as a sports journalist.

  • Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
  • Practical training in research, writing and filming as well as multi-media sports content production
  • Taught by journalists and sports journalists with many years’ experience and links to regional/national newspapers, Sky Sports News, radio stations, magazines and independent platforms
  • Opportunities for industry placements with media and sports organisations, including Premier League football clubs
  • Taught in the £38million Redmonds Building with industry-standard facilities including newsrooms, studios, editing booths
  • Opportunity to sit professional National Council for the Training of Journalists exams and acquire full NCTJ Diploma
  • Publish work on the Mersey Sports Live website
This is a highly vocational Masters programme, which provides practical training in multi-media sports reporting and production. It will arm you with key practical skills such as filming, editing, shorthand, CMS, analytics among others. LJMU's BA Sports Journalism has been a popular and well regarded undergraduate programme for a number of years. Merseyside is the host of some of the world's best sporting events, from the Open Golf Championship, to Premier League football, and is therefore the ideal place to study the discipline of Sports Journalism.

Assessment method

How learning is monitored on your programme To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Assessments are mostly portfolio-based, with some exams in law, shorthand, regulation, court reporting, culminating in a 15,000 Major Project/Dissertation.The modules and assessments will reflect the NCTJ syllabus and will include essential sports journalism, sports writing, multi-platform journalism, media law, and shorthand.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

-a minimum 2.2 honours degree in a relevant subject area (e.g. English Language, English Literature, Politics, History, Law, Sociology, Sports Studies, Sports Science, Sport Performance) is preferable, although degrees in non-relevant subjects will also be considered -non-standard applications from those without a degree will also be considered Additional information: -All short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an informal interview (via Skype/telephone/Zoom in not possible in person and for international students) -International students should have recognised qualifications equivalent to a British Bachelors degree preferably in a relevant subject (e.g. Journalism, Media Studies, English Language, English Literature, Politics, History, Law, Sociology, Sports Studies, Sports Science, Sport Performance) with a pass of at least 2:2 plus an IELTS score of 7.5 (minimum 7 in each component) or an equivalent English language test accepted by UKVI


English language requirements

-An IELTS score of 7.5 (minimum 7 in each component) or an equivalent English language test accepted by UKVI

Please visit the part-time course page below for more information about this programme.

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduates/36333-sports-journalism-ma


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £50.36 Credit
Northern Ireland £50.36 Credit
Scotland £50.36 Credit
Wales £50.36 Credit

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sports Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS