Sports events have the power to inspire and unite communities. Take a look behind the scenes at theUK’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 degree course will give you 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.
  • Become a critically informed and highly reflexive media practitioner.
How will you learn it? ×

This course will give you the theoretical understanding of the topics you are exploring, as well as 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.

UA92 provides you with more than just a degree, we aim to prepare you for life. Through the course you will study a series of subject modules but will also undertake our character and personal development curriculum, personal development coaching and industry experiences.

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.

When can I start? ×

You can start this course in September 2022, January 2023 or April 2023. 

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


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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.



 Level 4 modules

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

 Level 5 modules

  • Integrated Sports Marketing Communication
  • Audio and Video Production
  • Media Narratives
  • Politics, Power and Communication

Level 6 modules

  • Sports Media: Professional Practices
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Advanced Marketing
  • Project


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.


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 wanting to study an accelerated degree at UA92 for September 2022 entry is £11,100 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? 


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 £25,000 - 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 an accelerated degree at UA92 for September 2022 entry is £21,699*. 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.


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.