Sports Journalism

If you have a passion for the world of sport and you have an interest in media, Edinburgh Napier University will provide you with the foundation on which to enter and build a career in the sports media sphere.

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Key Facts



MA (Hons) Sports Journalism

Degree Duration

15 months :

3 months pathway (1 term) + 1 year degree


Pathways Available



Start Dates


Degree Overview

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.

Edinburgh Napier University focusses on employability and our journalism programme benefits from industry links with media companies and with sporting organisations. As well as being the subject of sports coverage, the sport bodies and clubs increasingly employ in-house journalism teams to produce video and written content for their channels.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, stationary and additional resources.

How you’ll be taught during your degree

This is a one-year (full-time) course, starting in September and split into three trimesters. Teaching methods combine lectures with specialist workshops in our newsrooms and independent study.

You will be taught to use software such as Burli (audio), Avid (video) to edit and broadcast and have access to Radio ENRG and our TV studio.

Degree Assessments

You will be continuously assessed and given feedback on ‘live’ newsdays, producing an online news website along with TV and radio bulletins.

You will complete the programme by producing a Major Project, an in-depth piece of sports journalism, either video or audio, text or online.

Why Study this Degree

top 3 UK university for Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations. (The Guardian University Guide 2023)

Home to the longest established Journalism programme in Scotland.

Your Pathways

The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support


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International Student Fees

You can find the applicable international student course fee for your chosen pathway study route listed below.

Study Route Tuition Fees 2024-2025
International stage One (IS1) £14,595 – £16,595
International Stage Two (IS2) £15,195 – £15,595
Pre-Masters (International Incorporated Masters – IIM) £8,995 – £12,095
Please note: There is an additional £210 administration fee payable to Oxford International. Stated fees do not include tuition applicable for your degree course continued at Edinburgh Napier University.


Progression scholarships available for students moving into a degree from all our pathway routes*.
These are available for students from all countries and are automatic on application. ENU progression scholarships, applied to each year of study:

Undergraduate 2024-25
Biosciences……………………£3,000 per year
Business …………………….. £3,000 per year
Digital Media ……………… £3,000 per year
Engineering ……………….. £3,000 per year
Computing ………………….£3,000 per year
Mass Communications…£3,000 per year

* except BA (Hons) Business Management

Progression scholarships available for students moving into a degree from all our pathway routes*.
These are available for students from all countries and are automatic on application. ENU progression scholarships, applied to each year of study:

Postgraduate 2024-25
Arts & Creative Industries….. £3,0000 per year
Business ………………….. £3,000 per year
Computing ………………. £3,000 per year
Healthcare ………………. £3,000 per year

* except MSc International Business Management

Up to £4,000 off tuition of your pathway programme.

Please note you’ll have to apply for a pathway scholarship and only a selection of students will be awarded.  For more information on the scholarships we offer to international students please contact us.

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