MSc Sports Journalism

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MA Full-time: 12 months

Course Description

Scotland’s historic capital city is home to the long-established journalism programme at Edinburgh Napier University. Building on the success of our existing multi-platform courses, MA Sports Journalism specialises in digital storytelling for sports coverage in print, online and broadcast. The course utilises the university’s journalism facilities: our multi-platform digital newsroom and studios for both television and radio.

The sports journalism marketplace has expanded exponentially, driven by technological change, with traditional media supplemented by web-based publishing, digital radio and TV. Broadcast sport schedules and print sections have been extended and new media like podcasts, video platforms and websites have driven an expansion of user-generated content, including fan media.

You will learn and develop a wide range of the practical skills of sports journalism, commentary and punditry for TV, radio, podcast, online and newspapers. 

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:1 or above in any discipline.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional experience in sports or the media industries.

You may also be asked to attend an interview with one of our staff team. This could happen online or in person at our Merchiston campus.

This course has academic entry requirements which are assessed alongside relevant work experience. Full details of any relevant work experience, including references should be submitted with your application and may be considered for entry where the minimum academic entry requirements are below those required.

Usually, unrelated work experience is not considered sufficient for entry without meeting the minimum academic entry requirements. Please contact us with your specific circumstances by submitting an enquiry form above and we will be happy to discuss your options.


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Programme Funding

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Student Destinations

  • Reporter
  • Commentator 
  • News Editor 
  • Digital Editor 
  • Feature writer 
  • Sports correspondent 
  • Producer for broadcast and online 
  • Broadcaster 
  • Podcaster 
  • Analyst/Pundit 
  • Presenter

Module Details

Modules that you will study* as part of this course:

  • Commentary and Punditry in Sports ( JAC11142 )
  • Global Business of Sports ( JAC11143 )
  • Radio Bulletins ( JAC11135 )
  • Sports Journalism Rights and Regulations ( JAC11144 )
  • Sports News Reporting ( JAC11145 )
  • TV and Multimedia News ( JAC11133 )

* These are indicative only and reflect the course structure in the current academic year. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

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