The media landscape has changed almost beyond recognition in recent years following a digital revolution which has paved the way for a 24-hour rolling news agenda on TV and the internet. In that time, sport journalism has also developed to become the fastest growing sector in UK media. Traditional print and broadcast sport journalism, while still powerful communications platforms, are being forced to adapt and change in order to survive in a new and rapidly-developing media environment. As a result, sport journalists are now expected to develop a range of digital and social media skills which enable them to tell a story across a number of platforms in order to reach a wider, often global, audience. For example, a print journalist is expected to write multiple match reports for a single game that will be published at full time online and for the following days paper. On top of this they’re expected to maintain a live blog of the game they are covering, as well as use social media to post comments, photos and video. The foundation year provides students with an understanding of a range of concepts, models and practical skills related to the industry and will introduce you to the basic skills, roles and responsibilities including match reporting, law and ethics, camera and radio skills and page design.
Foundation Year Modules: Skills for Learning, Mental Wealth, Research Project, Contemporary Issues in Sport, Foundation of Media Practice, Media Law and Application Year 1 Modules: Industry Competencies (Mental Wealth), Introduction to Sports Journalism, Social and Digital Sports Journalism, Sports Media and Society, Principles of Sports Journalism, Introduction to Broadcasting Year 2 Modules: Industry Readiness (Mental Wealth), Applied Digital Journalism, Media Law and Ethics, Research Methods, Practising Sports Journalism, TV Studio Production Year 3 Modules: Professional Project, Advanced Journalism Skills, Sports Public Relations and Communications, Industry Engagement (Mental Wealth), Digital Futures
This programme is predominantly assessed through coursework, however students will also be expected to undertake a number of written exams and will also be assessed through practical examinations for certain elements of the programme.
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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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Our access to an International Licence is currently being reviewed. This means we are unable to accept applications for anyone who requires a student visa to study in the UK as we cannot issue Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). If you are still unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact [email protected]
Additional entry requirements
Applicants who do not meet the programme's minimum entry requirements will be asked to attend an interview and assessment at a UCFB campus.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||A minimum of 5.5 required in each specific band.|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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