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BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

Solent University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Southampton
English
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38,625 GBP

Program description

BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

Think you’ve got what it takes to bring news to sports fans from around the world? This Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) accredited sport journalism degree aims to get you into the thick of the action straight away, reporting on local and national sports for both online and traditional media platforms.

You’ll work like a professional journalist from the first day, taking residence in Solent’s state-of-the-art media academy newsroom. Supported by an experienced teaching team, you will learn to source and produce editorial content to a deadline.

Admission requirements

Sports journalism here at Solent is aimed at the sports writers, broadcasters, presenters and editors of tomorrow. Applicants come from a wide range of academic and creative backgrounds, but all share a passion for competitive sport.

Students graduate having published a range of written and multimedia work, making this course ideal for those who need to build a portfolio.

For more information, please visit the institute website.


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Program content

Year one

Core units

  • Ethics and Law for the Sports Journalist
  • Sports Studio Radio Skills
  • Writing Sports Stories
  • Sport, Society and the Sporting Media
  • Sports Studio TV Skills
  • Sports News and Reporting

Year two

Core units

  • Sport Policy in the 21st Century
  • Multi-platform Sports Journalism
  • Writing Sports Features
  • Web Production for Sports Journalists
  • Sporting Culture and Mega Events

Options

  • Freelancing at Solent Creatives (Communications & Marketing) 2
  • Solent Press
  • Lifestyle PR
  • Lifestyle Journalism
  • Global Affairs 
  • Magazine Production
  • Music Journalism
  • Photographic Practices 
  • Presenting Skills
  • Web Layout and Web Design
  • Motoring Journalism
  • Sports Writing in Literary Journalism
  • The Ambitious Writer

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Year three

Core units

  • Sports Journalism Multimedia Project
  • The Sports Journalist’s Toolbox
  • Life as a Freelance Sports Journalist

Options

  • Dissertation
  • Major Project
  • Digital Photography
  • Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice (CFP1)
  • Advanced Photography
  • Travel Features
  • Digital Magazine Publishing
  • Investigative Journalism 
  • Journalism and Film
  • Reporting Politics
  • Solent Press
  • Freelancing at Solent Creatives (Communications and Marketing) 1
  • Sports Books: From Pitch to Publication
  • Transferable Journalism
  • Creative Business Start-up

 

Tuition fees

UK and EU full-time fees: £9,250 per year

International full-time fees: £12,875 per year

Scholarships & funding

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Solent University

Solent University
E Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southhampton
United Kingdom

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