Sports Journalism 1 (60 credits):
- Sports Journalism: Principles and Practice 1
Learn the exciting practices of sports journalism from interviewing top stars to reporting on breaking sports stories, via mobile platforms and social media integrated newsroom workshops with a team of fellow trainee and professional sports journalists live from our Media Hub.
- Essential Media Law and Regulation
Prepare yourself for the profession of sports journalism with our widely praised media law and regulation lecturers and seminars with ex-Mirror and Grazia journalist Carole Watson.
Get to grips with the world of sports in government, local accountability and the ways in which politics affects our entire sporting world, from who licences the police at matches to the business of sports at grassroots through to international levels.
Like learning a new language, shorthand prepares you for any eventuality in the industry, from reporting at the High Court to capturing the words of that 100-year-old club legend when your mobile runs out of battery. Taught by the experienced Pauline Sandor and Elaine Hunt-Vincent.
Sports Journalism 2 (60 credits):
- Sports Journalism: Principles and Practice 2
Build on your skills with advanced training in photography, mobile journalism, design and production, and the investigative craft of going deeper into your specialist areas whatever they might be, from motor-biking to swimming to cricket to curling (and anything in between).
Preparation for the notorious NCTJ Reporting exam, this module hones your everyday craft of finding sources and getting the angle under time pressure while paying attention to SEO, analytics and social media, run as live news days in our Media Hub. Always relevant for sports journalists who will need to know how to find a good story and report to deadline.
Enjoy immersing yourself within the complex world of media ethics and focus your analytical and investigative skills on a mini-dissertation project tailored to your own interests, working with key sports lecturers such as John Price, and journalism professionals such as Rob Lawson (ex-Sunderland Echo), to fully explore the interrelation of media and society.
Take your shorthand to the next level with these advanced workshops that prepare you for the tough NCTJ shorthand exams. Taught by the experienced Pauline Sandor and Elaine Hunt-Vincent.
Sports Journalism 3 (60 credits):
- You will complete a supervised dissertation on a topic of your choice, or you will complete a practical project which can be either a series of articles, a magazine, a newspaper or a website. As the culmination of the course, it will build on all the skills and knowledge that you have gained in the previous stages.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.