Sports Journalism at University of Winchester - UCAS

Course summary

  • Produce award-winning student journalism while learning from the best in the business
  • Our strong links with industry, including BBC, ITV, ITN and beIn Sports, create excellent placement opportunities and progression into work
  • Benefit from a new fully-equipped newsroom
  • Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).
In recent years Winchester University has built a strong reputation for its sports journalism. We have built up a network of partnerships with local and national sporting bodies. We currently have strong relationships with Winchester City Football Club, Totton Football Club, Basingstoke Town Football Club, Basingstoke Bison ice hockey club, Perform sports agency, ITV Sport, Hampshire FA among others. Our graduates are employed at all the major sports broadcasters – BBC Sport, ITV Sport, BT Sport, Sky Sports and beIN Sports. Our practical sports journalism course teaches you how to produce such compelling digital content as video, audio and text. You learn on the job, working in our 24-hour Multimedia Centre with its purpose-built, industry-standard newsroom and TV and radio studio, computerised radio station and facilities for multi-track audio recording. Throughout the three-year programme you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a range of roles. In the final year there’s even the chance to work on your own documentary. At our award-winning, student-led news resource, Winchester News Online (WINOL), you work as a reporter in a simulated working newsroom. It is this practical experience that makes our course so widely recognised in the journalism industry as one of the leading sources of editorial talent. We have one of the most progressive teaching teams in the country, led by award-winning filmmakers, journalists, editors, producers, feature writers and cameramen. Our programme gives you a mix of practical and analytical skills and the knowledge to prepare for a career in broadcast, print, periodical and electronic journalism. What’s more, your work will speak for itself, providing you with a portfolio to help open doors within the industry.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

Additional entry requirements


We will look for evidence within your application of good general knowledge, especially of current affairs and/or a specialist field of journalism; evidence of key skills such as team working or problem solving; knowledge of British and/or global media markets; and knowledge of communities and an understanding of the importance of inclusivity. If you have any relevant work experience or experience in blogging or tweeting, please also include a reference to this in your personal statement.

English language requirements

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (
Sports Journalism at University of Winchester - UCAS