University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport Journalism

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Course summary

The growth and commercialisation of sport and rapid development of digital and social media tools makes sports journalism an exciting and fast-moving branch of the industry. This specialist course gives you the skills you need to be a 21st-century sports journalist. Learn the core practical skills of journalism and how to apply them to a sports specialism using traditional research and writing as well as new and developing media forms. Sharpen these skills with an in-depth understanding of the political, social, historical and economic sporting environment - as well as the legal and ethical frameworks journalists work within - adding depth and authority to your reporting. You benefit from studying with a team of industry specialists in both sports reporting and general journalism, across a range of platforms, and have opportunities to hear from leading academics, sports participants and masterclass speakers from the worlds of both sport and media. Why choose this course?

  • Gain core communication and multimedia skills that are highly valued across a range of graduate industries
  • Put your skills into practice via real-life sports reporting assignments
  • Explore opportunities for work experience within radio, television, print and online journalism
  • Develop a portfolio of work and contacts while honing your skills through regular news days
  • Report from your first year for our news website and present your own show on our community radio station, Radio Labs.

Course details

Modules

Areas of study include:

  • Inside the Journalism Industry
  • Introduction to Digital Storytelling
  • Reporting and Writing
  • Sport in Society
  • Law, Regulation & Public Administration
  • Multimedia News days
  • Practical Sports Journalism
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Radio
  • The Art and Craft of Journalism
  • Sport, Media and Culture
  • Advanced Multimedia Journalism
  • Radio 24/7 for Journalists
  • Dissertation Special Project / Practical Special Project
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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P590
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13200 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Sport Journalism at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS