Many aspiring sports journalists dream of reporting live from a Premier League press box, and students on our NCTJ-accredited Sports Journalism degree 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.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
English language requirements
|IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and reading and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements. Or equivalent English Language qualification.
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Fees and funding
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*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.