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Sports Business and Sports Broadcasting (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
London, United Kingdom | Manchester, United Kingdom
This Sports Business and Sports Broadcasting (Hons) degree programme from UCFB x GIS is designed for those interested in working in a fast-growing, exciting industry and aspire towards careers as broadcasters - either in front of or behind the camera.
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Overview

This Sports Business and Sports Broadcasting (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.

When the English Premier League increased the number of matches available for live broadcast from 154 to 168 per season for the 2016-19 period, they auctioned 126 to BSkyB and 42 to BT. The price was approximately £10.2million per match, totalling in excess of £5billion overall. Sports broadcasters ESPN and Sky Sports were second and fourth respectively in Forbes Magazine’s top 40 sports company brands of 2013. The top 10 sports events had a brand value of almost £1billion.

Degree content

Together sports business and sports broadcasting are one of the biggest businesses in the world, and it is impossible to imagine one without the other. You will gain an understanding of the diverse levels of both sports business and broadcasting, including commercial, event day and sponsorship revenues of rights management and audience profile. Techniques will also be studied for studio and outside recording technologies or match commentary, match reports, television presenting and interviews.

Career

This programme is geared towards those who wish to pursue a career in broadcasting, in front of or behind the camera. Huge TV deals are now commonplace in professional football, with each Premier League match now valued at over £10 million. Sport business and broadcasting simply go together. Potential career opportunities upon graduation include match day commentator, videographer, producer, project coordinator, media manager and content creation manager.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Understanding Sport Business
  • Principles of Sports Media
  • Principles of Sports Broadcasting
  • Media Law & Ethics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Audio & Visual Storytelling
  • Research Methods
  • Broadcast Studio Production
  • Sports Broadcast Documentary
  • Professional Practice Portfolio

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.

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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

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

Funding

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