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BA (Hons) Specialist Sports Journalism with Foundation Year

University of Derby
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Derby
21 September 2020
14,045 GBP
University of Derby

Program description

BA (Hons) Specialist Sports Journalism with Foundation Year

Our foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.

If you’d like to be part of the action as a sports journalist, this course delivers the skills, knowledge, practical experience and professional contacts you need.

Why choose this course?

Build high-level skills in researching and producing compelling print, radio, TV and online sports stories whilst harnessing the latest digital technologies that are transforming the way we receive and engage with sports coverage.

Is this course for you?

You'll gain the core journalistic research and writing skills as well as studying media law and ethics. At the same time, you’ll develop a multi-platform mindset, producing print, radio and TV reports as well as creating blogs and podcasts, digital photos, audio/video stories and content for websites and mobile devices.

Opportunities and experiences

You’ll be taught by a team which has vast experience in journalism and you’ll gain fascinating insights into the profession thanks to our programme of guest lectures by sports journalists, broadcasters, historians and commentators. You’ll also go on visits to professional media companies.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications.  We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.
A level DDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits:
45 at Level 3
15 at Level 2
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.


English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 7.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above



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Program content

How you will learn

As often as possible, you’ll be creating content for print, online, audio and video platforms. You’ll have opportunities to work on real-world projects and complete stories on location as a matter of course. You’ll gather sports news, interview people and write reports and features with accuracy.

Tuition fees

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,045 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Career opportunities

Careers and employability

Our graduates secure jobs not only in magazines, newspapers and broadcasting, but also with online businesses and social media agencies. While many take up traditional journalist roles, others find careers in PR, marketing, advertising and corporate communications.

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University of Derby

University of Derby

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University of Derby

Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB Derby
UK

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