University of Brighton

Sport Journalism University of Brighton Degree level: Undergraduate

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Many aspiring sports reporters dream of reporting live from a Premier League press box, and our students get this opportunity through our exclusive links with Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion FC. Our Sport Journalism course will develop the skills you need for this exciting industry, including news writing, match reporting, digital skills and shorthand.

In addition to your degree, you will take the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism, a widely recognised entry-level qualification for professional practice.

The course is taught by media industry professionals and highly respected academics. You’ll learn using our industry-standard facilities, which include a new 40-station newsroom, multimedia suite, and live satellite sports and news feeds.

You’ll benefit from field trips which have included The American Express Community Stadium, The Times HQ and the Copper Box at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and our guest lecture programme, which has previously included Sky Sports’ Jim White, Clare Balding, Nick Davies, former England cricket captain Mike Atherton and Paul Hayward, Chief Sportswriter at The Daily Telegraph.

Your work placement will give you experience, helping you make vital industry contacts. Previous students have spent time with organisations including Sky Sports News, The Daily Telegraph and The Sun.

You can participate in the running of our journalism website overtimeonline.co.uk which will act as a showcase for your writing. You can get involved in subediting, writing headlines, learn to produce video and audio, and develop your multimedia skills.

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

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Course code P500
Institution code B72
Campus name Eastbourne
Campus code E

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 96 points
A level CCC - BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 24 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Must include three subjects at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and reading and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements. Or equivalent English Language qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,604 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2020–21. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,290 for home students and £2,076 for international students. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.

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University of Brighton
Mithras House
Lewes Road
Brighton
BN2 4AT


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