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Journalism with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    A036

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    73rd

    4
  • Subject Ranking

    66th

    3 (Communication & Media Studies)
  • Entry Standards

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    114

  • Graduate Prospects

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    56

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.91

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

•Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.•Learn how to gather, organise, write and present sports news, features and commentary to a professional standard across a variety of platforms.•Gain a critical understanding of the historical, cultural and global context of sport.•Equip yourself with the skills necessary to enter a competitive industry as a freelance sports journalist.You will examine the ethical, legal and regulatory context in which sports journalists work and learn about the historical and cultural significance of sport. You will learn how to produce content for print, web, social media, radio and TV audiences.The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Sports Journalism course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other media arts and communication foundation year students, then move on to the degree.You learn through•Lectures•Seminars•Practical sessions•Work PlacementsYou will have opportunity to study abroad in Europe, Australia or America and the option to take a placement year to work in industry.In the foundation year, you'll study wide-ranging media arts and communication topics, while also focussing on your particular subject area and completing assignments in that field. You'll grow as a creative, and begin developing a professional portfolio. You'll also become familiar with Hallam's exceptional facilities and staff, so you're fully prepared for undergraduate study.On the course you learn how the sports department of media organisations operate, how to produce news stories, match reports, commentary, preview features, opinion pieces and personality profiles and how to research and plan sports coverage for radio and television broadcasts. You will gain an understanding of public relations and media liaison techniques, such as how to devise and organise media opportunities and how to write web pages, press releases, news items and promotional material.

Entry Requirements

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  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

80

Details

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:•CDD at A Level.•MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma.•A combination of qualifications, which may include a maximum of one AS level, EPQ and general studies

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

73rd

About this University

Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest universities, set in the heart of Sheffield where one in ten residents are students. Offering a wide range of courses at all levels, the university prides itself on applied learning – with 24,000 placements a year in over 1,000 organisations like BBC, Sony, NHS and Rolls-Royce. It is one of the UK's largest providers of health and social care courses, teacher training, and sport and physical activity.

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City Campus

Howard Street

Sheffield

S1 1WB

UNITED KINGDOM