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Sports Journalism (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Leeds, United Kingdom
Sports Journalism is about much more than match reports and events coverage. It’s about unearthing the stories behind the headlines and understanding the broader context that the sports industry operates in. The Sports Journalism (Honours) program is offered by Leeds Trinity University.
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Overview

The vocational approach blends theory, practical skills development, and professional work experience. During the Sports Journalism (Honours) program at Leeds Trinity University, you’ll develop key journalistic skills, such as how to source, research and compile news stories, how to film stories and put together audio packages, and how to write shorthand.

But these practical skills are only part of the picture – you also need to understand the broader news media and society in which you’re working. We’ll develop your knowledge of journalism theory to help you understand the context in which news is produced, along with law and the social, ethical and political impact of journalism on society.

You’ll learn about the place sport has in today’s culture, as well as the business of sport including sports advertising, sponsorship and staging multisports events.

You’ll be able to develop an impressive professional portfolio of work and gain journalism experience through the professional work placements included in your degree. Your learning environment will simulate the professional news environment, with newsrooms and industry-standard TV and broadcast studios on campus.

You’ll also have the option of completing your National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) qualification alongside your degree.

Graduate Opportunities 

The graduates work in regional and national organizations covering broadcast (TV and radio), online and print. You'll also develop transferable skills such as writing, communication and interviewing, which has prepared many of our students for roles in PR and marketing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Program Level Assessment
  • Professional Development and Placement
  • Practical Journalism 1: Introduction to Sports
  • Journalism in Society
  • Media Matters
  • Sport, Culture and Media
  • TV and Radio Skills
  • Radio and Podcast for Journalists
  • Magazine and Feature Writing
  • Practical Journalism 2: Sports Writing
  • Journalism in Context
  • Professional Development and Placement
  • Television News for Journalists
  • PR in Practice
  • Documentary: Theory and Practice
  • Global Sport
  • Issues in Sport

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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

  • Transcripts
  • English language qualification
  • References (in English)
  • Copy of your passport if available

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    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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Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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