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Multimedia Sports Journalism (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Multimedia Sports Journalism (Hons) course from UCFB x GIS is available with a Foundation year for those who do not meet main entry requirements. Please see ‘Requirements’ and ‘Modules’ tabs on this page for further information, including UCAS codes.

The media landscape has changed almost beyond recognition in recent years following a digital revolution which has paved the way for a 24-hour rolling news agenda on TV and the internet. In that time, sport journalism has also developed to become the fastest growing sector in UK media.

Traditional print and broadcast sport journalism, while still powerful communications platforms, are being forced to adapt and change in order to survive in a new and rapidly-developing media environment. As a result, sport journalists are now expected to develop a range of digital and social media skills which enable them to tell a story across a number of platforms in order to reach a wider, often global, audience.

Degree content

Students should graduate with a detailed understanding of social and digital sports media, media law and ethics, broadcast journalism, television production, online journalism and contemporary issues in sport media, among other key, relevant topics.This degree aims to provide students with all the necessary skills and theoretical understanding to succeed in this new and exciting media age.

Career

Career prospects for graduates of the BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism degree programme at UCFB include roles such as a sports reporter for a local newspaper; a dedicated sporting website; a regional television station or a regional radio station. Opportunities also exist within the media offices of sports organisations.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Principles of Sports Journalism
  • History of Sporting Venues & Events
  • Media Law & Ethics
  • Social & Digital Sports Media
  • Practising Sports Journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Research Methods
  • Television Production

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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.

General Requirements

  • When you first apply through UCAS you are generally given up to five choices to use initially and you are free to use these choices however you wish. 
  • Some applicants like to apply to one course at a number of different institutions and decide where in the country they may like to live, others have already decided they would like to study at UCFB and apply for a number of different courses with us.
  • It is important that whatever you choose to do, your decision is well informed and carefully considered. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14950 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

  • London, United Kingdom

    1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • Manchester, United Kingdom

    645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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