Diploma in Sports Journalism

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps

  Diploma in Sports Journalism


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.  

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.


All classes will be delivered online.


Click here to view provisional timetable.


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).

Programme Content

  • Compiling news stories

  • Covering matches and compiling match reports

  • Composing meaningful and thoughtful features

  • Blogging for sports journalism

  • Previewing games and fixtures

  • Writing opinion pieces


The programme is divided into a series of modules whereby the classroom for the duration of the programme. Here, students learn to identify angles, develop ideas and see how the various writing disciplines unfold. The teaching style is comprehensive and thorough but conducted in a laid-back fashion (until deadline approaches!). Throughout the programme, guest lecturers will be introduced to the class.


Click here to view provisional timetable.

Career Progression  Opportunities

Previous participants on the programme are working as producers with Newstalk and researchers with TV3. Others have gained full-time employment as sub-editors or with Regional publications. Others have set up their own websites, while some are covering games at the weekend, mixing their passion with full-time jobs. Some students have moved back to their native area to gain employment with local papers while others work as PR and Communications Managers with companies who hold interest in the sports market.

Student Profile

Typically, participants on the programme have had an interest in writing, broadcasting or who have a love of sport.

Further Study Options

Students wishing to continue with their studies in the area of Journalism may wish to progress onto the BA (Hons) Journalism in DBS School of Arts.


The fee for this Diploma is €1,325 this is inclusive of tuition, registration, exam fees and DBS library membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins. 

View all DBS Evening Diploma fees here.


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Open days are a great way to help you make your decision about your course of interest. The open day will give you the opportunity to receive one on one advice and direction from leading academics in your chosen subject area, meet current students and also have your questions answered on entry requirements, student support and the admissions process. Find out when our next Open Event is taking place. The Admissions Office is located in our Aungier Street campus and you are welcome to visit the college to speak with a member of our admissions team from Monday to Fridays, 8:45am – 5:15pm. Alternatively, you can contact us by email.

DBS Student Facilities

DBS Diploma students can also avail of a wide range of facilities to assist them in every aspect of their studies, please see below for more details.

• Online Notes System (DBS Moodle)- is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS. 
• DBS Library Aungier Street- the Library provides a programme of classes in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies.  
• DBS Careers and Appointment Service- which provides a range of services for Diploma students such as career advice and workshops in CV writing and interview skills. 
• Subsidised Parking- DBS provides subsidised parking arrangements for students, which provides easy access to all main public transport routes in and out of the city centre. 
• Subsidised Student Canteen- Diploma students can avail of the Student Canteen which is open in the evenings and offers a wide variety of choices on its menu.

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Course overview

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Schedule: 1 evening per week, 6.15-9.30pm
Next Intake: September 2024
Duration: 10 weeks Part-time

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We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2024. Contact our admissions team for more information

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Phone: 01 417 7500
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