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Multimedia Sports Journalism BA (Hons)

University of Northampton

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UCAS CODE: P590

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

Working alongside the many sports clubs, bodies and media companies based in Northamptonshire, your first year will see you learning and starting to apply key audio and video production skills. You will also learn how to write sports stories and understand laws and ethics which apply to sports reporting.

The second year will see you apply those production and writing skills in live newsdays; attending press conferences and live events and reporting on our own FM radio station, NLive. You will learn how to report in the growing world of esports and develop skills in sports magazine production and sports commentary.

In the final year you will apply your skills to professional standards in multi-platform newsdays, as well as develop your employment skills ready for that future career. You will learn about future trends in journalism tech and storytelling. Your final year project will be either a documentary or a magazine and your dissertation will analyse and question a key issue in sports media production, sports journalism or sports ethics.

COURSE DETAILS

You will be taught by people who still work in the journalism industry to follow the career paths they still enjoy. Coupled with the opportunities given to you by our sports clubs and media around the county and beyond, this BJTC accredited course will give you opportunities to learn and be supported by tutors who see you as more than a number.

You will also have your learning future-proofed, by studying the growing areas of Esports reporting, data journalism, drone journalism and many other future technologies.

In your first year, you will study media law and how both political and sporting opportunities work, so you understand how to get a story and how sport works as an industry.

You will learn the core audio, video and mobile journalism skills which will allow you to conduct interviews, create reports and publish. You will also learn how to write sports stories and features.

Careers and Employability

This course will open up a range of career opportunities, including…Sports Journalist, club media officer, sports video content creator, sports commentator, esports reporter, TV reporter, feature writer, magazine writer.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,900per year

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

University information

University of Northampton

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

    Main Site, The University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 5PH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    92nd out of 97 2

    105th out of 110 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    101 50%

    86th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    71st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    52nd

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    106 44%

    93rd

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    94th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    67th

    9

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