36 months
14250 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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This practical, hands-on Sports Journalism (Hons) course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) focuses on making sure you get the job of your dreams at the end of it. 

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During this Sports Journalism (Hons) course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) , you’ll not only learn how to operate as a sports journalist, with the personal and technical skills a professional journalist needs, but you’ll also study a range of issues in sport – exploring its development into a multi-million-pound industry.

From day one, you’ll operate as a journalist. It’s hands-on and hard work, but it’s also a lot of fun. You’ll join our newsroom environment, report on matches and press conferences, and get to interview a wide variety of sportsmen and women. You’ll also receive lectures from many of the major players in the sporting media. Recent guests include BBC Sports editor Dan Roan, football managers Ian Holloway and Simon Grayson, Premier League referee Anthony Taylor, and TV presenters Gabby Logan and Craig Slater.

You’ll learn by doing, ensuring that you have all you need to thrive in the digital age – ready to follow in the footsteps of previous graduates to report on the Olympics or Champions League football, working with organisations like the BBC, Sky or ESPN.

Future careers

With superb connections and a hands-on approach, our Sports Journalism BA (Hons) degree programme has a proven track record of turning students into sports journalists and communications experts.

Being a sports journalist is one of the most exciting jobs around – and for many years, we have been helping people like you make the move into the industry.


This course has been accredited by the BJTC and recognised as providing 'general excellence in broadcast journalism training'. The BJTC is an industry-led body offering accreditation to courses for aspiring journalists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sports Reporting 
  • Media Law and Regulation
  • Digital Journalism
  • Storytelling
  • Sporting Issues 
  • Sports Desk 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS: 96-112 points at A2
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: MMM-DMM
  • BTEC Diploma: DD-D*D*
  • Pass Access Course: 96-112 UCAS points
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: Pass including 96-112 points from Higher Level subjects
  • T Level: P (C+) - M
  • IELTS: 7.5 with no component lower than 7.5
  • GCSEs: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Sandwich year: £1000 for the sandwich year (UK)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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