If you’d like an exciting career in the fast-paced, deadline-driven world of sports journalism then this is the course for you. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in a multi-platform and increasingly digitally focused sports journalism industry. Why study BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism at BU?
- Take part in authentic news days and provide extensive coverage of local sports including AFC Bournemouth and other clubs
- Graduate equipped to become a sports and convergence specialist and trained to be agile enough to respond to new technologies and consumer/audience behaviours
- Showcase your sports journalism to the public via our online platform BUzz, BU’s campus radio station, Nerve magazine and your own social media channels and websites
- Make invaluable industry connections during a four- or 30-week placement with national and regional media organisations
- Learn from experienced professionals including senior industry guest speakers and our successful alumni
- Bournemouth University is ranked in the top 20 universities for Journalism in the Guardian University Guide 2023.
As part of the Degree, you will study News & Storytelling in Sport 1 | Broadcast Journalism in Sport | Journalism & Society | Research for Journalism | Media Law | Digital Storytelling in Sport |Shorthand | Broadcast Sports Journalism | Issues & Controversies in Sport, Culture & Society | Journalism Research Methods | Sports World | Major Multimedia Sports Project | Converged Journalism | Professional Perspectives and Global Voices
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
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Additional entry requirements
We’ll be selecting the candidates for this course by looking at their UCAS applications, there are no interviews or selection activities needed. For that reason, make sure your application really stands out from the crowd, and leave us in no doubt as to why you should be joining BU. Based on your UCAS application we will then invite successful applicants to submit a 30-second podcast or vlog post on a journalist who inspires you (by uploading to a video hosting site, e.g. YouTube, Vimeo). You will be sent a brief with more information about how to do this, and you'll have two weeks to submit this. Please do not submit this with your UCAS application; we will contact the selected applicants with more information.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in each component of speaking, listening and reading.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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