University of Bedfordshire has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
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.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Luton Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|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|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
0300 3300 073
Thursday 15th August - 7am - 8pm Friday 16th August - 8am - 8pm Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August - 10am - 4pm Monday 19th - Friday 23rd August - 9am - 6pm Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th & Monday 26th August - 10am - 4pm Tuesday 28th - Friday 30th August - 9am - 4.30pm Apply online - https://www.beds.ac.uk/
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
0300 3300 073