*This course is subject to final approval and validation by Lancaster University. 

Sports events have the power to inspire and unite communities. Take a look behind the scenes at the UK’s multi-billion pound industry, for a glimpse into the world of a sports event professional.

Learn how to analyse and produce captivating content for sports and fitness brands, organisations, broadcasters and other media outlets. 

What will you learn? ×

The world’s leading sports brands and teams need creative professionals to communicate their key messages through digital media. This course will give you an introduction to the key skills and practical expertise to plan, create and reflect on digital communications that are the lifeblood of contemporary society.

A unique combination of theory and practice will empower you to:

  • Understand what’s happening as you consume mass and social media – how these powerful industries influence, manipulate and inspire.
  • Build key critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Develop a wide-ranging knowledge of the production, meaning and consumption of contemporary sports media.
  • Gain practical skills across a range of digital media technologies, techniques and platforms.
How will you learn it? ×

Our Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) courses are designed for learners who either:

  • want to study for a degree but don’t yet hold the entry requirements for a full degree programme, or
  • do not want to commit to a full degree programme at this point but would like a level 4 undergraduate qualification equivalent to the first year of a degree.

The course will allow you to experience university-level study, equivalent to the first year of a degree gaining both subject knowledge and developing personally through the first stage of our Character and Personal Development. Upon successful completion of the course, you can leave with a Certificate of Higher Education. Alternatively, you may wish to apply to progress to the full degree programme at UA92.

A student registering for a Certificate of Higher Education can still complete a degree within 3 years.

Develop more than skills and knowledge ×

Your UA92 degree goes far beyond the traditional academic experience.
Not only will you increase your knowledge and sport media and communication skills but you will also focus on your character and personal development so that you are ready to take on the world after graduation.

Our ambition is to take you on a personal development journey. It’s about discovering just how much you’re capable of, and graduating a better version of you. From leadership to resilience and effective team working, it’s all covered by our Character and Personal Development curriculum.

Study Level
Start Date(s)
Term dates information
Entry Year
2022/23 Entry
Also available in 2021/22 Entry
Course Duration
1 Year
Study modes Information
Entry Requirements
64 UCAS Points
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Follow the link to the UCAS website for all the information you need to apply.


Order a copy to be delivered to your home or alternatively, you can use our Course Finder to learn more about our courses.


The best way to get a taste of what life will be like at UA92 is to join us at one of our open days.



Year 1 - Level 4 modules

  • Media, Technology and Culture
  • Media Production
  • Communication Techniques and Creating Content
  • Sports Media and Public Relations


64 UCAS points or equivalent. Please contact our Admissions Team at admissions@UA92.ac.uk to find out more information.


What do I need to pay for? 


If you decide to study away from home, your three biggest outgoings will be tuition fees, accommodation and living costs.

How much are tuition fees? 


The cost for UK undergraduate students at UA92 for September 2022 entry is £9,250* per academic year.

Most students choose to take out a student loan to cover this, paid directly to the institution.

*Fees of £9,250 are subject to UA92 being awarded a provisional TEF. 

How do I apply for a student loan? 


You can apply online from Student Finance England, www.gov.uk/student-finance

Applying is not dependent on an offer, so you can get a headstart on the process.

When do I pay this back? 


Not straight away. You won’t actually start paying the loan back until you’re working and earning over £26,575 - how much you pay depends on your salary. 

Is there a loan for accommodation and living costs? 


Yes – eligible UK students can apply for a Maintenance Loan, again through Student Finance England, up to £8,700 a year to help with the costs of living. Repayment of this works in the same way as your tuition fees – they actually combine together into one sum. 

I’m an international student, how much are my fees? 


The cost for international students wanting to study at UA92 for September 2022 entry is £14,466*. You will be expected to pay a minimum of 50 percent upfront before your course begins.

*Fees are subject to annual change. 

Can I get advice or support during my time at UA92? 


Absolutely, we will have a Support Team on campus to help you with budgeting and financial advice to ensure you manage your money whilst studying with us. In addition, and as part of our Character and Personal Development curriculum, you’ll learn about financial planning to manage your finances in study and throughout your working life.