Discover the power and reach of digital, written and broadcast media as you gain an introduction into the theories, contexts and practices of modern journalism with an emphasis on sports reporting. This course examines sports journalism in depth, and has a strong focus on digital media to reflect current and emerging industry trends. You will develop a range of essential skills, including writing and broadcasting in multi- platform environments, which will enhance your versatility and allow you to work in a range of areas within the expanding sports media industry. We have dedicated journalism newsrooms, and you will be expected to pursue stories and develop contacts away from the classroom to assist with content for assignments and your professional portfolio. Students regularly interview professional athletes and sports stars such as former Liverpool FC and England defender Rob Jones. Course Opportunities We are ideally placed for access to a host of football’s Premier League giants and rugby’s Super League heavyweights based in the region, and for racing enthusiasts there is Chester Racecourse. We have strong links with a range of sports clubs including league and non-league football, basketball, cricket and rugby league. Students therefore have extensive opportunities to gain matchday experience and see their work published. In their final year, students work closely with a sports club to produce live and exclusive content.
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Assessment involves a mixture of practical and written coursework, seminar presentations, essays and reflective evaluations, a major project and a dissertation. The range of assessments will be individual or group based.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Please note that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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