Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Sport Journalism

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Course summary

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Available for September or January intakes (Year 1 entry only for January). Summary: Whether you’re passionate about covering Premier League football, the Olympics, Formula One or netball, this degree, accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), equips you with the skills to build a career in one of the most competitive areas of the media. Course details: Delivered by professional journalists with top-level experience in TV, radio, print and online, you learn how to file a match report and interview leading athletes, as well as analyse the social, political and economic aspects of the global sport industry. Our practical multimedia and academic ethos means you will be equally comfortable working with words, pictures or audio across all platforms, including social media. Alongside this you develop your critical skills to tackle key questions such as doping, corruption and equality in sport. You learn by doing, building an impressive portfolio of published work, and have the opportunity to report on live football at Middlesbrough Football Club. After the course: Graduates have progressed to cover sport for Sky Sports and BBC Tees. Work experience is integral to this programme. We have long-established contacts across regional and national media, including The Gazette, Sky Sports News and i newspaper, as well as with partner sports organisations including Middlesbrough Football Club and Tees Valley Sport.

Course details

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

A full range of the latest digital resources, software and digital recording equipment supports the newsroom environment. Independent and student-centred learning are encouraged in addition to taught sessions with staff. The ideas that underpin modern journalism are examined through a series of issues and debates considered in a series of illustrated lectures and seminars where there is opportunity for lively discussion. The core learning, teaching and assessment tool for practical journalism is the Tside website which enables you to produce real content for a publicly facing platform. You also create your own digital platforms supported by the University an enabling you to develop open source web development skills. Work created as part of assessment builds a professional portfolio of content, which you are able to take out into industry and show prospective employers.

Professional bodies

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

  • The National Council for the Training of Journalists

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeP505
Institution code T20
Campus nameTeesside University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education authority: gov.uk/student-finance. Fees for EU applicants will be confirmed soon.
Sport Journalism at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS