Sports Journalism at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS

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Course summary

Course overview Sport is a world full of moving stories of human drama, joy and pain. Discover how to tell them, on our outstanding sports journalism course. Why study with us

  • Participate in our annual cJAM event. This is an innovative career event which attracts employers including Sky, BBC, ITV and high- profile Independent Producers like Nine Lives Media. The event enables students to secure placements with a diverse range of employers.
  • Two second years are paid £19,500 a year to work with an international sporting graphics company. You could spend an all-expenses paid fortnight in the press office at Chelsea FC. We offer placements to all at football clubs, sporting organisations and in television, radio and print news rooms across the UK. The whole point of the course is to get you a good job afterwards.
  • You’ll work in state-of-the-art TV and radio studios exclusive to journalism students. You will take part in industry-standard news days; producing shows, podcasts, digital videos and bulletins.
What you'll do
  • You’ll study the technical skills of broadcast and digital journalism, make podcasts, magazines and videos, as well as examining various topics across a wide range of sports.
  • This is a practical course, offering a wide range of modules, on which you’ll operate as a trainee journalist from day one and spend time on work placements.
  • You’ll hear from a wide range of industry and sporting professionals – past speakers include presenters Dan Walker and Gabby Logan, BBC sports editor Dan Roan, commentators Alistair Mann and John Murray, and sports figures such as Ian Holloway, Ellen White and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.
  • This course has been accredited by the BJTC and recognised as providing 'general excellence in broadcast journalism training'. The BJTC is an industry-led body offering accreditation to courses for aspiring journalists.
Future careers With superb connections and a hands-on approach, our Sports Journalism BA (Hons) degree programme has a proven track record of turning students into sports journalists and communications experts.


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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.5with no component score less than 7.5

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Sports Journalism at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS