WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO
BE A SPORTS JOURNALIST TODAY?

In a world where a smartphone is all you need to break a story, what sets the good and the great apart? How do you start? You will explore the rapidly changing practices and possibilities of journalism within the wider context of contemporary media industries and digital technologies.

What will you learn? ×

Grounded in theory, rich in practice, this programme will enable you to:

  • Understand the place and practice of journalism in the rapidly changing context of contemporary media and social media.
  • Build key critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills essential in a competitive professional environment.
  • Develop wide-ranging knowledge of the production, meaning and consumption of various news media, including sport and investigative reporting.
  • Gain practical reporting, editing and presenting skills across a range of digital media technologies, techniques and platforms.
  • Become an ethically informed, critically minded and highly reflective practitioner.
How will you learn it? ×

While engaging with this degree you will gain theoretical understanding of the topics you are exploring, you will also have opportunities to learn, develop and demonstrate a wide range of practical and applied skills and competencies.

Assessments will include individual and group work which is undertaken and submitted, in a range of relevant formats, as coursework in-module. These will include essays, reports, literature reviews, reflective logs and diaries, self and peer evaluations, group and individual presentations along with subject-specific skills and competency assessment.

Develop more than skills and knowledge ×

Your UA92 degree goes far beyond the traditional academic experience.

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 Target Talent Curriculum.

Skills you will master ×

We’ll help you build practical skills that will see you graduate ready for the world of work. These include: 

  • Communication skills in multiple written and oral formats, such as board briefings, analyst presentations and written reports.
  • The confidence to shine when giving client presentations.
  • Emotional and social intelligence.
  • Great people skills, and the ability to bring the figures to life for less numerate colleagues.
  • Leadership and management skills.
  • Writing – from essays to projects.
  • Self-motivation and project management.
When can I start? ×

You can start this course in September, November or January.

Study Level
BA (HONS)
UCAS Code
P920
Start Date(s)
Sept/Nov/Jan
Term dates information
Entry Year
2021/22 Entry
Also available in 2020/21 Entry
Course Duration
3 YEARS
Study modes Information
Entry Requirements
104 UCAS Points
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STUDY MODULES
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
FEES AND FINANCE
INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

THREE YEAR FULL TIME DEGREE STUDY MODULES

Year 1 - Level 4 modules

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  • Media, Technology and Culture
  • Media Production
  • Communication Techniques and Creating Content
  • Introduction to Sports Journalism

Year 2 - Level 5 modules

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  • Sports Journalism Practice
  • Media Narratives         
  • Audio and Video Production
  • News Journalism

Year 3 - Level 6 modules

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  • Project
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Advanced Sports Journalism
  • Data Journalism

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

UCAS Points: 104

BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. 

BTEC Diploma: D*D. 

Pass Access Course: With 104 UCAS points.

A levels: BCC.

International Baccalaureate: 28 points with 14 from Higher Level Subjects.

IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5.

GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent.

FEES AND FINANCE

What do I need to pay for? 

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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? 

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The cost for UK undergraduate students at UA92 for September 2020 entry is £9,000 per academic year. 

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

How do I apply for a student loan? 

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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? 

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Not straight away. You won’t actually start paying the loan back until you’re working and earning over £25,000 - how much you pay depends on your salary. 

Is there a loan for accommodation and living costs? 

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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? 

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£13,770 per year. You will be expected to pay a minimum of 50 percent upfront before your course begins. 

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

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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 Target Talent Curriculum, you’ll learn about financial planning to manage your finances in study and throughout your working life.

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

Students will regularly enjoy guest lectures and masterclasses, often from industry professionals currently working within the creative media industries. Student assignment work is regularly supported by advice from professional journalists, broadcasters and marketing experts. UA92 Journalism, Media and Communication students can expect enlightening visits to MediaCity, ITV News, sporting events and even a bespoke session with Gary Neville about his broadcasting career.

It is also hugely important to focus on the freelance and flexible nature of work in this sector, therefore working with respected freelance journalists and new marketing and design agencies will help you understand the exciting possibilities available in this sector.  Students will get to work closely with marketing, PR and advertising agency contacts to work on live briefs and will get the opportunity to present back to industry specialists who will critique their pitches.

Further partner connections are built through the Character and Personal Development modules, as students work on projects set by a range of partners and undertake placements which build on their subject discipline and give an insight into working across subject and industry boundaries.

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