Sport Journalism University of Bedfordshire

Undergraduate

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.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Luton Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

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 method

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

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code P590
Institution code B22
Campus name Luton Campus
Campus code D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £11,500 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This fee will be confirmed in an offer letter from the University. The fees for 2018 are to be confirmed and the fee quoted is provisional based on the existing 2017 fee.