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Liverpool John Moores University: Sports Journalism

Institution Liverpool John Moores University View institution profile
Department Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
Telephone 0151 231 5090
Study type Taught


Taught by professionals and academics using industry-standard facilities so you gain the hands-on experience needed in your day-to-day work as a sports journalist.

  • Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)

  • Practical training in research, writing and filming as well as multi-media sports content production

  • Taught by journalists and sports journalists with many years’ experience and links to regional/national newspapers, Sky Sports News, radio stations, magazines and independent platforms

  • Opportunities for industry placements with media and sports organisations, including Premier League football clubs

  • Taught in the £38million Redmonds Building with industry-standard facilities including newsrooms, studios, editing booths

  • Opportunity to sit professional National Council for the Training of Journalists exams and acquire full NCTJ Diploma

  • Publish work on the Mersey Sports Live website

This is a highly vocational Masters programme, which provides practical training in multi-media sports reporting and production. It will arm you with key practical skills such as filming, editing, shorthand, CMS, analytics among others. LJMU's BA Sports Journalism has been a popular and well regarded undergraduate programme for a number of years. Merseyside is the host of some of the world's best sporting events, from the Open Golf Championship, to Premier League football, and is therefore the ideal place to study the discipline of Sports Journalism.


Reach new heights in your career with a master’s qualification

LJMU delivers innovative, research-led, employability-focused programmes supported by world-class academics and state-of-the-art facilities. Our thriving postgraduate community encourages students to contribute to our ground-breaking work, developing the skills and knowledge required to take them to the top of their chosen career ladder.

  • We are ranked amongst the top 500 higher education institutions in the world (The World University Ranking 2022) and 95% of our postgraduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduation (HESA 2020)
  •  Postgraduate students at LJMU benefit from the university’s strong industry connections, gaining practical …
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