University of Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, Chester Road, Sunderland, County Durham, SR1 3SD, United Kingdom

Sports Journalism

Combine your passion for sport with a highly rewarding career working for newspapers, radio, TV or online platforms. Take on reporting, editing and managerial roles on SportsByte. Significantly boost your employability as a journalist with a NCTJ Diploma. Explore all areas of journalism and learn the key skills to make it as a journalist, from news writing to video journalism, the latest social media storytelling techniques to media ethics and media law. You’ll showcase your skills in your final portfolio of work creating a website, magazine, series of in-depth articles, radio or TV content. You’ll follow in the footsteps of successful graduates with placements in industry at the likes of the BBC, Sky, Sky Sports, ITV and newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV and PR companies, even football clubs, taking advantage of our ‘placements for all’ guarantee. Bring your stories to life in the mediaHUB, our multimedia publishing and broadcasting newsroom, alongside BBC Newcastle journalists. Work on our award-winning digital publications: SR News, Northern Lights, Fashion North, SportsByte and Spark FM. Be inspired by our lecturers and their strong industry contacts, and broaden your horizons on inspiring field trips – recently students have enjoyed, press access to Wembley finals and Europa league games at FC Shalke 04 in Germany. You’ll perfect your craft alongside experienced academics who have years of industry expertise at high levels in print, online and broadcasting including the BBC, Daily Mirror, Grazia, Private Eye and Sky. Rub shoulders with regional and national high-profile journalists such as Kevin Maguire, Associate Editor at the Daily Mirror and Visiting Professor in Journalism at the University, and ITV News Correspondent Alastair Stewart. At Sunderland, we offer nationally-recognised and comprehensive journalism courses, accredited by the leading industry body the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), enabling you to gain their diploma – a key industry entry qualification. NCTJ accreditation is widely recognised as a gold standard for courses that turn out highly skilled, highly motivated and highly employable graduates.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Sir Tom Cowie Campus,Sunderland
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £10,750