The Diploma in Sports Journalism is an intensive and unique approach to sports writing and reporting in the modern era. It incorporates breaking news, features, match reports and also embraces the electronic media, handing the student an ideal and direct path into the industry after just 10 weeks.
September 2020 Online Option
For September 2020 intake only, students have the option of taking the entire diploma programme online. We will be teaching on a hybrid basis but on-campus time will be limited due to social distancing requirements that need to be adhered to.
Programme Aims and Objectives
The programme was developed to cater for participants of all ages who are interested in breaking into sports journalism or writing in some capacity. There is a need for such a diploma because it teaches students the key elements and disciplines of the industry and hands them a distinct advantage when trying to break into the area or when trying to secure employment. The student will learn all aspects and requirements of being a sports journalist and will also develop the necessary practical skills to secure employment in the industry.
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To meet the requirements of the Diploma in Sports Journalism students will be required to submit a written assignment (100%).
Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).