• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Combine your passion for football with high level journalism skills on this only Football Journalism (Hons) degree of its kind in the country from University of Derby .

  • Join the next generation of talented football journalists at a time when interest in the ‘beautiful game’ has never been higher 
  • Enjoy substantial practical experience of researching and producing powerful print, radio, TV and online football stories. 
  • Get to grips with the latest techniques and technologies which are transforming journalism in an era of digital news
  • Learn about the culture, history and practice of the football industry and the media that surrounds it
  • Gain invaluable insights through work placements within football and media organisations
  • Benefit from our outstanding facilities which include TV and radio studios as well as a fully equipped newsroom
  • Build the core practical and intellectual skills of a journalist so that you’re also equipped for a broad range of media careers beyond the world of sport.

Careers

This course develops the broad range of knowledge and skills you need to become a multimedia professional, adept in the production of content for print, online and broadcast outlets. While it equips you to work in football journalism specifically, it also prepares you for careers in broader areas of journalism, online or broadcast media production, PR, advertising, corporate communications, law and public administration or politics.

The research and communication skills of a journalist are highly transferable to a huge variety of graduate level jobs. Our students have gone on to work for magazines and local newspapers; BBC, commercial and community radio; and BBC and commercial TV. Others have set up their own digital businesses or worked for online agencies. Three current students launched their own football-based media company in their second year. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time: 4-6 Years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Football Journalism 
  • Match Reporting
  • Photojournalism
  • Football Reporting
  • Introduction to Audio and Video Journalism 
  • Multimedia Practice
  • Football: History, Culture and Governance
  • Video Journalism 
  • Work-based Learning in Journalism 
  • Specialist Online Football Journalism 
  • Audio Journalism 
  • Public Relations and Media Management in Football
  • Multimedia Journalism 
  • Media Research Project

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Alternative entry qualifications:
  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Part-time UK-EU students - £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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