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Course summaryDevelop the traditional and new media skills needed to work in sports journalism.Benefit from links with major broadcasting and newspaper organisations, and major sports clubs.Learn the specialist writing skills, knowledge and expertise in sports reporting.Sports journalism is one of the fastest growing areas in online media, and a major component of print and broadcast media. This is leading to an increasing demand for graduates with good journalistic and media skills and a
Develop the traditional and new media skills needed to work in sports journalism.
Benefit from links with major broadcasting and newspaper organisations, and major sports clubs.
Learn the specialist writing skills, knowledge and expertise in sports reporting.
Sports journalism is one of the fastest growing areas in online media, and a major component of print and broadcast media. This is leading to an increasing demand for graduates with good journalistic and media skills and a sport-focused portfolio This course will help you develop the practical skills and knowledge needed to succeed as a sports journalist or public relations professional.
How you learn
You are expected to demonstrate high standards of journalism both in content and process, together with a capacity to critically evaluate it.You are also encouraged to identify and undertake relevant work experience with a client. In this way, you can build up a portfolio of journalism demonstrating your ability and experience to potential employers, which will help you in the search for your first job.
You learn through
researching and writing a dissertation
lectures and seminars
This course prepares you for a career in
newspaper sports journalism
broadcast sports journalism
magazine sports journalism
online sports journalism
sports public relations
Sports journalism is an extremely competitive field. The industry relies heavily on freelance sports journalists, and the course equips you with the skills necessary to enter the freelance market.
It also provides the publicity skills and understanding of the media which are increasingly sought after by clubs and organisations.
When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University, students will be working at the cutting edge using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace.
There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a particular focus on experience in industry and the pursuit of applied learning.
Students at Hallam enjoy studying a range of courses at the heart of the city’s vibrant centre. One of the university’s strengths is in its ability to prepare students for creative problem-solving and dealing with complexity in the real world.