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Football Journalism with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

Course description

Combine your passion for football with high level journalism skills on the only course of its kind in the country.

  • 100% of students said they were overall satisfied with this course in the National Student Survey 2021
  • Journalism at Derby is ranked in the Top 30 in The Guardian University Guide 2022
  • Choose our foundation year route if you want to strengthen your knowledge and skills before you progress to stage one of the BA (Hons) Football Journalism degree.
  • Join the next generation of talented football journalists at a time when interest in the ‘beautiful game’ has never been higher
  • Enjoy substantial practical experience of researching and producing powerful print, radio, TV and online football stories. Our students (Derby Uni Footy Journos) were in France reporting on the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019
  • Get to grips with the latest techniques and technologies which are transforming journalism in an era of digital news
  • Learn about the culture, history and practice of the football industry and the media that surrounds it
  • Gain invaluable insights through work placements within football and media organisations
  • Benefit from our outstanding facilities which include TV and radio studios as well as a fully equipped newsroom
  • Build the core practical and intellectual skills of a journalist so that you’re also equipped for a broad range of media careers beyond the world of sport.

Careers

This course develops the broad range of knowledge and skills you need to become a multimedia professional, adept in the production of content for print, online and broadcast outlets. While it equips you to work in football journalism specifically, it also prepares you for careers in broader areas of journalism, online or broadcast media production, PR, advertising, corporate communications, law and public administration or politics.

The research and communication skills of a journalist are highly transferable to a huge variety of graduate level jobs. Our students have gone on to work for magazines and local newspapers; BBC, commercial and community radio; and BBC and commercial TV. Others have set up their own digital businesses or worked for online agencies. Three current students launched their own football-based media company in their second year.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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