International Sports Journalism at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS

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Course summary

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. Why study International Sports Journalism? 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.


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.

Assessment method

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.

Entry requirements

Applicants with appropriate professional experience are also encouraged to apply. 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16800 Year 1
England £10500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10500 Year 1
Scotland £10500 Year 1
Wales £10500 Year 1
International £16800 Year 1

Additional fee information

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International Sports Journalism at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS