The growth and commercialisation of sport and rapid development of digital and social media tools makes sports journalism an exciting and fast-moving branch of the industry. This specialist course enables you to develop the practical and critical skills needed by 21st century sports journalists - covering the traditional research and writing skills as well as those needed to handle new and developing media forms. Inform your journalism with knowledge of the wider political, social, historical and economic sporting environment, and gain core communication skills, and ethical and legal knowledge essential to all journalists.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
Areas of study you may cover on this course include: Reporting and writing, sub-editing, layout and design, practical sports reporting, sports media and culture, sport and physical activity in society and shorthand (optional extra).
Assessment methods vary across the course, enabling you to develop strategies for a range of tasks, methods of evaluation and presentation giving you valuable employability experience.
Individual tutors offer the opportunity to discuss any feedback in more detail at each level of study.
As your skills and subject knowledge develop over the duration of your course, it is expected you will develop increasingly sophisticated responses to assessment and employ increasingly effective methods of peer and self-review.
Year 1 - 20% of assessment is by exam, 52% by coursework and 28% practical assessment.
Year 2 - 15% of assessment is by exam, 85% by coursework.
Year 3 - 100% by coursework.
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|Campus name||Luton Campus|
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||112 - 120 points|
|A level||BBC - BBB|
|Access to HE Diploma||112 - 120 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||112 - 120 UCAS Tariff points|
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|