Many aspiring sports journalists dream of reporting live from a Premier League press box, and students on our NCTJ-accredited Sport Journalism course get this chance through our exclusive links with Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC. Our course will develop your skills, including news writing, match reporting, digital skills and shorthand. You will also take the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism, a widely recognised entry-level qualification for professional practice. The course is taught by media industry professionals and highly respected academics and you’ll learn using our industry-standard facilities. You’ll benefit from field trips, visiting guest lectures from high-profile sport journalists and gain experience on placement. You’ll also participate in the running of our journalism website which will act as a showcase for your writing.
Core modules: News Journalism; Digital Journalism; Critical Issues in Sport Journalism; Journalism in Society; Sport Journalism Practice; Professional-based Learning; Final Project.
The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course. They should be used as a general guide. Honours degree in any subject normally with a minimum 2:2 or equivalent from a NARIC-recognised institution, or an HND equivalent plus at least five years of relevant work experience. Other applicants with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis. IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
Fees and funding
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