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. Foundation Year In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your BA (Hons) degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. 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.
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
- The Art and Craft of Journalism
- Sport, Media and Culture
- Advanced Multimedia Journalism
- Radio 24/7 for Journalists
- Dissertation Special Project / Practical Special Project
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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