When the English Premier League increased the number of matches available for live broadcast from 154 to 168 per season for the 2016-19 period, they auctioned 126 to BSkyB and 42 to BT. The price was approximately £10.2million per match, totalling in excess of £5billion overall. Sports broadcasters ESPN and Sky Sports were second and fourth respectively in Forbes Magazine’s top 40 sports company brands of 2013. The top 10 sports events had a brand value of almost £1billion. Together sports business and sports broadcasting are one of the biggest businesses in the world, and it is impossible to imagine one without the other. You will gain an understanding of the diverse levels of both sports business and broadcasting, including commercial, event day and sponsorship revenues of rights management and audience profile. Techniques will also be studied for studio and outside recording technologies or match commentary, match reports, television presenting and interviews. You will have the opportunity to work with broadcasting specialists in and around Wembley Stadium to understand practices both on the field and in the studio, with access to first class broadcasting equipment to enrich your learning experience. You will be taught by industry professionals who excel in areas such as professional journalism, freelancing and editing.
Year 1 Modules: Media Law and Ethics; Principles of Sports Broadcasting; Principles of Sports Media; Understanding Football Business Year 2 Modules: Audio and Visual Storytelling; Broadcast Studio Production; Entrepreneurship; Research Methods Year 3 Modules: Broadcast Practical Project; Contemporary Issues in Sports Media; Professional Practice Portfolio; Research Project; Sports Broadcast Documentary
This programme is predominantly assessed through coursework, however students should also expect to be assessed in some instances by written or practical exam.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||96 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD|
Additional entry requirements
Applicants who do not meet the programme's minimum entry requirements will be asked to attend an interview and assessment at a UCFB campus.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||A minimum of 5.5 required in each specific band.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see https://www.ucfb.ac.uk/ for information on tuition fees and funding opportunities at UCFB, including our Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries scheme.