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Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting UCFB Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University

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Course summary

When the English Premier League increased the number of matches available for live broadcast from 154 to 168 per season for the 2016-19 period, they auctioned 126 to BSkyB and 42 to BT. The price was approximately £10.2million per match, totalling in excess of £5billion overall. Sports broadcasters ESPN and Sky Sports were second and fourth respectively in Forbes Magazine’s top 40 sports company brands of 2013. The top 10 sports events had a brand value of almost £1billion.

Together sports business and sports broadcasting are one of the biggest businesses in the world, and it is impossible to imagine one without the other. You will gain an understanding of the diverse levels of both sports business and broadcasting, including commercial, event day and sponsorship revenues of rights management and audience profile. Techniques will also be studied for studio and outside recording technologies or match commentary, match reports, television presenting and interviews.

You will have the opportunity to work with broadcasting specialists in and around Wembley Stadium to understand practices both on the field and in the studio, with access to first class broadcasting equipment to enrich your learning experience. You will be taught by industry professionals who excel in areas such as professional journalism, freelancing and editing.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Modules: Media Law and Ethics; Principles of Sports Broadcasting; Principles of Sports Media; Understanding Football Business

Year 2 Modules: Audio and Visual Storytelling; Broadcast Studio Production; Entrepreneurship; Research Methods

Year 3 Modules: Broadcast Practical Project; Contemporary Issues in Sports Media; Professional Practice Portfolio; Research Project; Sports Broadcast Documentary

Assessment method

This programme is predominantly assessed through coursework, however students should also expect to be assessed in some instances by written or practical exam.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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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 96 points
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Applicants who do not meet the programme's minimum entry requirements will be asked to attend an interview and assessment at a UCFB campus.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 A minimum of 5.5 required in each specific band.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Please see https://www.ucfb.ac.uk/ for information on tuition fees and funding opportunities at UCFB, including our Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries scheme.

Provider information

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UCFB
University Campus of Football Business,
Wembley Stadium
Brent
HA9 0WS


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UCFB Admissions Office

0333 016 1244