Sports Journalism at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Considering a journalism degree? Our Sports Journalism BA(Hons) helps you refine your journalism education to a topic you’re passionate about: sport. Sports media is a global entertainment industry – and via this exciting course, it’s our job to get you ready to enter this exciting world. You’ll gain a huge range of technical and creative skills, from match coverage and in-depth research, analysis, and interviewing, to club promotion – across online, social, video and audio. We’ll nurture your passion for the sports you love, while developing your understanding of the forces behind the headlines. You’ll think about the power of digital media and fan culture and become fully equipped for a great career. Why Study Sports Journalism BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? The course is accredited by The Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) - On this course, you’ll learn everything from writing a match report to producing a podcast and presenting your own TV sports show. You’ll develop a deep understanding of key issues in sport, culture, and the media, while work experience opportunities in sports media will help you turn your passion into a career. Whether you’re keen to head into a career in broadcasting or printed media, this journalism degree is ideal. If you were thinking of enrolling onto a broadcast journalism course, our Sports Journalism BA(Hons) should more than pique your interest, covering a host of popular culture mediums and preparing you for real-world opportunities. Past graduates have gone on to work for BBC Sport, ITV, and talkSPORT, as well as football and rugby league clubs, the English Football League (EFL), and news site, newspapers and magazines†. †Source: LinkedIn Professional Bodies The course is accredited by The Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) (, an important benchmark of quality recognised across the UK media industry. This will be reviewed in February 2025. At Huddersfield you’ll also study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 Core modules: Analysing Content Digital Communication Technology Journalism Law Ethics and Policy Digital Audio Production Writing for Journalism Digital Video Production Year 2 Core modules: Sports Broadcasting and Commentary From Studio to Social Media Careers & Entrepreneurship Sports Reporting and Writing Sports Radio Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: Podcasting Magazine Design and Production Influencers, Promotion and PR Developing Confidence in Spoken and Written English English for Academic and Professional Purposes Advanced Professional and Academic English Year 3 - optional placement year Placement Year Final Year Compulsory modules: Writing Techniques Across Media Media Industry Project Sport Media and Culture The Sports Newsroom Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Political Reporting Investigative Journalism Video Shorts: Music, Advertising and Short film Video Games and Culture Developing Confidence in Spoken and Written English English for Academic and Professional Purposes Advanced Professional and Academic English

Assessment method

We use a variety of assessments, including video shorts, podcasts, newsroom days, audience research portfolios, essays, production pitches, data analytics, presentations, and dissertation. This allows you the ability to tailor your degree to fit your passions, interests and strengths. You will be taught by world-leading scholars whose research is helping to shape our understanding of how media, journalism and culture operate alongside industry-leading practitioners and producers, supplemented by a variety of guest talks.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who meet the entry criteria will be invited to interview to meet BJTC accreditation requirements. Applicants with prior learning or prior experiential learning will be considered individually by the School of Arts and Humanities Accreditation and Validation Panel, to assess whether it is appropriate to grant general or specific credit towards the course. Applications from international students will be considered on an individual basis, and with advice from the University's International Office. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Sports Journalism at University of Huddersfield - UCAS