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Course summary

"With its outstanding employment outcomes, our Sports Journalism degree is the perfect pathway to a career in the sports media industry. Graduates from this course have progressed to careers within the BBC, ITV, Sky Sports, BT Sport, Eurosport, ESPN, Press Association, the FA, Premier League, the RFU, Rugby Football League, newspapers, professional football (including most of the Premier League clubs) and other sports like F1 and horse racing. You’ll study practical modules in our state-of-the-art newsrooms. These contain the latest industry-standard equipment. And you’ll be introduced to the practical skills of journalism, including the reporting of sports events using digital and traditional media. You’ll be taught by experienced academics with an impressive network of contacts for you to access – perfect for securing an industry placement. During the Foundation Year you will gain confidence in relation to your academic skills and learn about the fundamentals of writing within a journalism and media context as well as being introduced to some of the key technologies and theories that underpin sports journalism. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Sports Journalism"


Foundation Year: Team Project, Ideas Generation and Problem Solving, Production Skills, Theory and practice in Media Year 1 (Core): Writing for Sport, Journalism in Practice, Introduction to Media Law, PR in Practice, Journalism Studies Year 2 (Core): Production Journalism, Future Journalism, PR Operations, Sports Broadcasting, Professional Sport writing, British Media: Behind the Headlines Year 3 (Core) Journalism Project, Work Placement and Career Development, Sports Newsday

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Sixth Form College, Stoke on Trent
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 Year 1
Scotland £5950 Year 1
Wales £5950 Year 1
Channel Islands £5950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition Fees for the Foundation Year (Year Zero) at Sixth Form College are £5950. Years 1, 2 and 3 on-campus are standard undergraduate tuition fees (currently £9250 for 2023/24 intake) For more information about tuition fees, please go to
Sports Journalism (with a Foundation Year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS