BA (Hons) Sports Journalism is an exciting and engaging programme of study which will allow you to turn your passion for sport into a rewarding career. Sports journalism is a crucial part of the sports business model, modern culture and is a large and thriving sector within the media and communication industries. Sports journalism is inspired by the spectacle of live sport, the drama of historical rivalries and documents athletes’ individual struggles through the lens of global sporting events. This course will explore the enduring role of a sports journalist to simultaneously capture, describe and explain sporting events as they happen, communicating these events to their audience using various digital media platforms. You will learn the skills and attributes you need to succeed in this rapidly changing sector and investigate the societal impact this crucial industry has on us all. As sports journalism not only covers important sporting events, but it can often hold up a mirror, towards often uncomfortable realities present in the societies in which they are situated. You will explore different types of media (e.g. print, broadcast, digital) and investigate the legal, moral and ethical responsibilities that journalists have towards their contributors and audiences. Your UA92 degree goes far beyond the traditional academic experience. UA92 provides you with more than just a degree, we aim to prepare you for life. Through the course you will study a series of subject modules but will also undertake our credit bearing character and personal development curriculum modules, based on an industry set brief, which will help you to situate your subject knowledge and personal skills in industry. Our ambition is to take you on a personal development journey. It’s about discovering just how much you’re capable of and graduating a better version of you. From leadership to resilience and effective team working, it’s all covered by our Character and Personal Development curriculum.
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
English language requirements
In addition to meeting the academic criteria, if your first language is not English, you may be asked for a recognised English language qualification. This is especially important if you are not a national of a majority English speaking country or you haven't completed a degree in English. If you are an international student, in order to obtain a Tier 4 student visa, you are required to demonstrate that you have the correct level of English language competency to study in the UK.
UA92 English Language Requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|