The Sports Journalism (Hons) program of the Plymouth Marjon University gives you essential skills required by today's sports media industry. You’ll work closely with BBC South West in Plymouth alongside lecturers from Match of the Day, Sky Sports, ITV West Country, The Guardian, Plymouth Herald, regional and national freelancers, filmmakers and broadcasters. There is no course in the country like it.
Students can access our 24/7 radio station and online TV news channel. We can also stream and record podcasts, cover live events, host and broadcast live-lounge music gigs, plays and performances. You will learn to write scripts for TV and radio, news bulletins, news cues for TV and how to structure radio and TV programmes. We’ll also teach you how to self-shoot for TV, record great audio, generate story ideas, and produce, direct and edit your own shows.
Some practical elements of the course are taught in our Journalism and Media Centre on the main Marjon campus. You will have access to Apple devices, professional DSLR cameras and lenses, recording equipment and editing suites all loaded with the latest industry-standard software.
Students get regular work placements at Plymouth Argyle, Plymouth Raiders and Plymouth Albion. We also have excellent links with Exeter Chiefs and City, Torquay United and various individual sportsmen and women across the region.
What might you become?
We have a long list of graduates who have gone on to work in the sports media industry at newspapers, magazines, national radio stations and websites as well as in the press departments of professional sports clubs, and in the sports PR and marketing industry. Roles held by recent graduates include Digital Content Manager at Huddersfield Town FC; Media Officer at West Bromwich Albion FC; Media Officer at Plymouth Argyle; Data Analyst for IBM at Wimbledon; Sports journalist at Bath Chronicle; Sports Writer at Mid Glamorgan Press Agency; freelance sports journalist and film-maker.
Employability workshops, mentoring and work experience placements are integral to our BA (Hons) Sports Journalism programme; we know from working with and speaking to prospective employers that they like graduates to be well qualified and experienced.
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- Research: The investigative journalist
- Journalism production: Recording the story
- Written journalism: The power of the word
- Live news: Get your mojo on
- Journalism production 2: Words and pictures
- Media law and the ethical journalist
- 36 months
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DisciplinesSports Management Journalism View 208 other Masters in Journalism in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Three A-levels at grades CCC or above.
- Or BTEC triple grades MMM or above.
- Or Access 23-45 D/M with min 6D.
- And GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.
- Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
International12000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Plymouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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