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Course summary

Become an expert multimedia journalist specialising in sports journalism. You’ll develop knowledge of research, reporting, dissemination and promotion. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Study sports journalism within the wider context of journalism as a practice
  • Learn how to produce real journalism content within ethical, legal and institutional constraints and influences
  • Practise assessing and analysing the developing market
  • Gain a historical and theoretical understanding of journalism, and sports journalism’s rich past and challenging future
  • Be encouraged to create content for traditional and emerging platforms
  • Develop your transferable content production skills
  • Start to build your professional contacts and confidence
Find out more Hands-on experience Gaining experience will be an important part of your course. We have strong links with industry, and you’ll be encouraged to take advantage of work experience opportunities to develop your professional skills. Placements Placement opportunities will give you the chance to encounter real-life journalism. Our students have completed placements with The Independent, The One Show, local radio and newspapers. Guest lectures Our guest lecture programme will give you access to experts in industry. To view and register for any upcoming guest lectures, visit our university events webpage. Why study Sports Journalism at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Specialise as you develop your knowledge of journalism
  • Study and work in a city with a fast-rising reputation as a media hub
  • Specialist facilities to create multimedia content
  • Open doors to working in a practical environment, such as at the BBC, Sky Sports and a variety of local and national media companies
  • Gain insights from leaders from across the business world in Leeds Business School's guest lecture series


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Contemporary Issues in Sport
  • Foundations of Sport Reporting
  • Digital Publishing for Sports Journalism
  • Ethics & Sports Journalism
  • Audio/Visual Sports Reporting
  • Introduction to Media Law
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Digital Newsdays for Sports Journalism
  • Sport Broadcasting
  • Writing Sports Features
  • Employability in Sports Media
  • PR for Journalists
  • Multimedia Sports Journalism
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Magazine Production
  • Sports Journalism in Practice
  • Journalism Project
  • Portfolio Production
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

How to apply

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If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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

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