Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sports Journalism

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Course summary

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Are you passionate about sport? Do you want to develop the journalistic skills to bring sport to life for audiences, 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 learn 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. These practical skills are only part of the picture. We’ll also 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. During your studies, you’ll be able to develop a 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. Professional placements Our students complete placements at a wide range of organisations, from the BBC and Sky Sports, to Wakefield Wildcats and the Yorkshire Evening Post. Many students have gone on to gain employment with their placement provider, so it’s a great opportunity to not only enhance your skills – but to get a job! Career 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 course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Essential Sports Journalism; Sports Reporting; Off the Field: The Business of Sports; Pitchside; Documentary: Concept to Practice; Features and Magazines; Radio and Podcasting; Running the Newsroom; PR and Promotions; Advanced Documentary Production; Public Interest Reporting; TV and Social Media; Advanced Audio Production.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.

If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
P591
Institution code:
L24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12000* 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 £12000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students that there may be additional course costs 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. On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. 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