Are you passionate about sports? If so, this Sports Journalism (Hons) course from University of Wolverhampton is the course for you. Sport is part of everyone’s life. Sport and physical activity have the power to transform people’s wellbeing and create a fitter, healthier and happier nation while contributing approximately £40 billion to the UK economy every year.
This new course will offer you the unique opportunity to focus your journalistic ambitions on the sport of your choice – from cricket, rugby or football to car racing, gymnastics and minority sports (e.g. Women’s sports and Paralympics). With Wolverhampton Wonderers just across the road and other local clubs (West Bromwich, Telford, Walsall, Staffordshire Cricket Club etc.) within easy reach, you will frequently go to press conferences, matches and other sports events in the area.
You will be introduced to a full range of modern media and will adopt real-world working strategies (news days), produce ground-breaking audio, video, web and social media content and benefit from work placements that will enable you to enter the job market with the most up-to-date and relevant knowledge and expertise.
This dynamic course will teach you how to produce compelling sports content for both traditional and emerging media platforms. You will gain the core journalistic research and writing skills as well as studying media law and ethics.
Suitable roles for graduates include but are not limited to:
Sports producer, Cameraman, Audio and Video editor, Sports reporter, Commentator, Newsreader, TV or Radio producer, TV or Radio presenter; Correspondent, News editor, Online, newspaper or magazine sports reporter; Radio and broadcast news reporter and editor, Sports PR and communication officer, Creative assistant, Editorial assistant, Journalist and press officer, Production trainee/researcher, SEO content writer, Social media and marketing assistant, Content administrator, Production assistant, Digital editor, Digital journalist, Data analyst, Social media analyst.
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- Introduction to Sports Journalism
- Investigating Socio-Historical Sporting Issues
- Radio News Production
- Television News Production
- Basic Language
- Elementary Language
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesJournalism Media Studies & Mass Media Sports Sciences View 208 other Masters in Journalism in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- BBC from ‘A’ levels
- BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade DMM; BTEC QCF Diploma grade D*D*
- UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology grade M
- Foundation Studies (Media) grade D
- Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction)
International12250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12250 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Home/EU - Part-time - £3050 per year
International - Part-time - £6125 per year
Living costs for Wolverhampton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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