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Course summary

If you’d like to be part of the action as a sports journalist, this course delivers the skills, knowledge, practical experience and professional contacts you need. From the Olympics to Wimbledon or the Rugby, our nation’s passion for sports coverage has never been stronger. If you would like to be involved in covering sporting events as a sports journalist, then this course delivers the skills, knowledge and practical experience you need.

  • Journalism at Derby has been ranked Top 30 in the Guardian University Guide 2023
  • Develop skills in researching and producing compelling sports content for multimedia platforms
  • You will have opportunity to focus on the sport of your choice – from cricket, rugby, football to minority sports
  • Gain invaluable experience through opportunities with sporting organisations or live sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games
  • Learn in our exceptional facilities which include TV and radio studios plus a fully equipped newsroom.
  • This degree is focused on equipping you with the skills you will need. Media technologies have revolutionised how journalists work, and how people receive their sports news. Sporting fans can follow their chosen sport much more closely – and they expect a high level of expertise from those covering it. This course will equip you with the professional knowledge and multimedia skills to rise to the challenge.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 7.0; with at least IELTS 6.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Specialist Sports Journalism at University of Derby - UCAS