University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Sports Journalism

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Course summary

If you’re passionate about sport and think you’ve got what it takes for a future in the industry, this Sports Journalism degree can help you achieve your goals. You will gain live reporting experience at the highest level, including the chance to meet and interview top athletes and professional sportsmen and women. You’ll learn highly transferable media communication skills as well building an industry-relevant portfolio which will showcase your capabilities to future employers. USW Cardiff is at the centre of Wales’s sporting community, just half a mile from the Principality Stadium in a city previously voted the European Capital of Sport. We have excellent contacts with sports companies locally and nationally, allowing students a range of experiences, from guest lectures to work experience, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to enter the world of sports journalism.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
6B27
Institution code:
W01
Campus name:
Cardiff
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/ba-hons-sports-journalism/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Selection for this course is based on a suitable application and attendance at an interview with successful outcome. During your interview, we would like to discuss your knowledge of sporting journalism, so in preparation we would suggest watching, listening to and reading the latest sports news. We also like to find out more about your interests, including any other sports related journalism you consume such as magazines, digital media etc. Whilst there is no need to provide a portfolio, you are more than welcome to show and discuss examples of your work and talk about related experiences.


English language requirements

IELTS 7.5 overall with no lower than 7.5 in any one component.

USW English Language Requirements

https://www.southwales.ac.uk/international/courses/ielts-english-programmes-requirements/


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.
Sports Journalism at University of South Wales - UCAS