John Cafferkey - Programme Leader
John is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader of the BA Journalism and MA Sports Journalism. John worked for the BBC in news and sports programmes before moving into education. He is Programme Leader for the BA Journalism and MA Sports Journalism. He teaches Television News Production and Sports Journalism. His subject specialisms are Sport Journalism and Broadcast Journalism.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MA Journalism (Sports)
How You Study
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2023-24
The School of English and Journalism is one of the first institutions in Europe to be awarded a 'Recognised for Excellence' accolade by the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA).
Research Areas, Projects and Topics
Key research areas in the department include:
- Contemporary Issues in Sports Journalism
- Specialist Sports Reporting and Production
- Business of Sport
- Law and Institutions
- Core Broadcast
Where possible, core sessions are scheduled on Thursday and Friday, although students may be required to attend on other days of the week depending on module options. Full time students should expect approximately 12 hours of contact time per week and should be prepared to undertake at least two hours of self-study for every taught hour.
Career and Personal Development
A career in Sports Journalism can provide a stimulating and rewarding environment, working to tight deadlines in an ever-changing landscape while writing about a topic you are passionate about.
Graduates from MSc Journalism Sport can develop the skills needed for a career in print media, broadcasting, or online.
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