36 months
Duration
13700 GBP/year
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About

Wales’ capital, Cardiff, is home to the Atrium campus as well as a host of top sporting venues – and it could be yours too as you study for a Sports Journalism (Hons) programme from University of South Wales in this lively city.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

From the Principality Stadium, to the Viola Arena, Sophia Gardens to Cardiff International Sports Stadium, there is something for every sporting preference. 

Our vocational sports journalism degree will provide you with plenty of opportunities to develop your journalistic skills as well as gain an understanding of how media communications work in relation to sport. You will be taught by highly experienced practitioners and academics with excellent industry links and who understand the ever-evolving world of sports media.

Across the three years of your sports journalism degree, you will gain live experience via weekly practical sessions at our Sport Park in Treforest, where you will report on British Universities and Colleges Sport. By the time you get to the final year, you will have had the chance to meet and learn from journalists, media professionals and top sportsmen and women.

By taking the Sports Journalism (Hons) programme from University of South Wales , you will produce content for online, print, social media, television and radio and develop highly transferable media communication skills alongside gaining an understanding of the social, political and economic aspects of the global sports industry. As your skills develop you will build an industry-relevant portfolio to showcase your capabilities to future employers. 

Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sports Journalism in Practice
  • Essential Sports Reporting
  • Fundamentals of Photographic Practice for Sports Journalism
  • Sport, Leisure & Social Cultures
  • Promotion and Marketing in Sport
  • Law and Ethics for Journalists
  • Advanced Sports Reporting
  • Photography / video for Sport

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Typical A-Level Offer

  • BCC - CDD (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
Typical Welsh BACC Offer
  • Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
Typical BTEC Offer
  • BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).
Typical IB Offer
  • Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall 
Typical Access to HE Offer
  • Pass the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13700 GBP per year during 36 months.

Full-time UK: TBC

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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.

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