In the first part of the course, the participants are provided with the necessary basic background needed to embed the rest of the course material. The participants are in fact here introduced to the history of sports and the parallel evolution of sports media in the Maltese Islands.

It’s important that journalists keep to the facts and maintain high ethical standards. Ethical considerations apply in sports media, just as much in the regular media, and key issues for consideration include privacy, the portrayal of women’s sports and the use of social media. A basic grounding in media law, image rights, fairness and impartiality is also given.

Emerging trends in sports media, such as the use of virtual reality, free content, and an increasing number of documentaries among others, are also given due consideration.

The course also tackles the use of technology in sports with particular reference to sports photography.

Malta/EU Fee



Malta Further and Higher Education Authority

The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) was officially launched on the 8th of January 2021 and is legislated by the revised Education Act which came into force on the 1st of January 2021. Our tagline is ‘Quality Education for Confident Futures.’

Our mission statement is:

“to foster the development and achievement of excellence in further and higher education in Malta through research, effective licensing, accreditation, quality assurance, and recognition of qualifications established under the Malta Qualifications Framework.”

The MFHEA focuses on:

  • providing accreditation to further and higher educational institutions;
  • providing accreditation to programmes or courses of studies at further and higher education levels;
  • quality assurance of both educational institutions and programmes or courses;
  • recognition of obtained national or international qualifications as well as prospective qualifications;
  • validation of informal and non-formal learning;
  • research and policy recommendations on issues related to further and higher education.

The MFHEA is an independent, transparent, and international authority. We work to ensure the highest standards and to foster a competent community of empowered individuals, with the right skills to follow their dreams and make the future happen.

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8 Weeks


October, 2024


Face to face/Blended


Delivered in English



The learner will be able to:

  1. understand basic concepts and theories of sports journalism.
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the history of sports and sports journalism, ethical standards, sports reporting (including photo reporting) and interviewing.
  3. demonstrate knowledge of good conduct in sports journalism
  4. apply ethical principles related to sports journalism in the sports organisations they represent.
  5. create sports communications on the latest sports news issues and using contemporary media technology.
  6. identify the qualities of a professional photographer and that of a high-quality sports photograph/photo report.
  7. apply practice tips learnt during this programme to take good quality sports event photos.

be 18+ years of age.
possess a minimum Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSCC) (MQF Level 1-2) certification or equivalent.
qualify as mature students as per Avanza Internal Quality Assurance document. Individuals applying under this clause may be asked to sit for an interview or aptitude test prior to admission to the course

Each module will be assessed based on a mixture of formative and summative assessment methods: Formative: Classroom Observations. Summative; End of Module Assignment, Case Studies and Photo Portfolio.

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