Sports Journalism at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS

Sports Journalism

Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Are you passionate about sport? Do you want to develop the journalistic skills to bring sport alive for audiences? Do you want to help people understand what makes the industry tick and what happens off the sports field, as well as on it? Sports Journalism is about much more than match reports and events coverage. It's about unearthing the stories behind the headlines and understanding the broader context that the sports industry operates in. Our vocational approach blends theory, practical skills development and professional work experience. You'll develop key journalistic skills, such as how to source, research and compile news stories, how to film stories and put together audio packages, and how to write shorthand. But these practical skills are only part of the picture – you also need to understand the broader news media and society in which you're working. We'll develop your knowledge of journalism theory to help you understand the context in which news is produced, along with law and the social, ethical and political impact of journalism on society. You'll learn about the place sport has in today's culture, as well as the business of sport including sports advertising, sponsorship and staging multisport events. You'll be able to develop an impressive professional portfolio of work and gain journalism experience through the professional work placements included in your degree. Your learning environment will simulate the professional news environment, with newsrooms and industry-standard TV and broadcast studios on campus. You'll also have the option of completing your National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) qualification alongside your degree. Placement opportunities ​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. You'll complete a five-week placement in your first year and a six-week placement in your second year. Our students complete placements at a wide range of relevant organisations, from the BBC and Sky Sports, to Wakefield Wildcats and the Yorkshire Evening Post. Graduate opportunities Our graduates work in regional and national organisations covering broadcast (TV and radio), online and print. You'll also develop transferable skills such as writing, communication and interviewing, which has prepared many of our students for roles in PR and marketing.

Course details

Modules

On this degree you will study a range of modules, including the following: Practical Journalism, Journalism in Society, Sport in the UK, Radio Broadcasting, Practical Journalistic Styles, PR in Practice, Global Sport, Issues in Sport, Radio Production, Digital Media Portfolio, Law for Journalists, Specialist Magazine Writing, and Television Journalism.


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How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeP591
Institution code L24
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* 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 £11250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015 Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Sports Journalism at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS