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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary This course aims to provide you with the professional skills and knowledge required for a career in sports journalism and sports media. You will learn how to research, write and present sports-based news, commentary and features to a high standard across print, online and broadcast platforms. You will also develop an understanding of sports media and the ethical, legal and regulatory context in which sports journalists work. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. You will be encouraged to develop your skills as a reflective practitioner in a supportive learning environment. You learn through

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Interactive workshops
  • Tutorials and academic advising
  • Formative and summative assessment
  • Independent study
  • Teamwork
  • Guest speakers from sports journalism and sports media
Applied learning The course is delivered by a team of journalists and media practitioners with a strong commitment to practical sports journalism teaching. The teaching team includes journalists who have worked for BBC News, ITV News, Yorkshire Post and Sheffield Star and have freelance experience in journalism and public relations. We develop connections with regional sports clubs to be able to offer opportunities for students to experience press conferences, player interviews and match-reporting. Networking opportunities The team draws on industry links including with alumni to provide guest speakers and visits as well as to support you in finding work experience. A recent initiative has seen former students working in sports media returning for question-and-answer sessions where they have given advice on work experience, job-hunting and career progression.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory modules Journalism Project / Dissertation Media Law And Regulation Online Journalism Sport And The Media Sports Journalism Writing For The Media Elective modules Crisis Communications Issues In Global Media Magazine Journalism Photography For Journalists Public Relations And Digital Communication Radio Journalism Tv Journalism

Assessment method


Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in any subject. You may also be considered if you do not hold a degree but can provide evidence of relevant professional experience. We encourage applications from UK and international candidates who • have a diversity of backgrounds • are considering a career in journalism • show the required aptitude and potential We base our selection criteria on your relevant experience and potential for development. Previous experience of journalism is preferable, but not necessary. If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more -

English language requirements

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Sports Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS