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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The Sports Journalism course covers all areas of journalism for sport, including print, broadcast and production, as well as theory and history of journalism. With its outstanding employment outcomes, our Sports Journalism degree is the perfect pathway to a career in the sports media industry. Graduates from this course have progressed to careers within the BBC, ITV, Sky Sports, BT Sport, Eurosport, ESPN, Press Association, the FA, Premier League, the RFU, Rugby Football League, newspapers, professional football (including most of the Premier League clubs) and other sports like F1 and horse racing. You’ll study practical modules in our state-of-the-art newsrooms. These contain the latest industry-standard equipment. And you’ll be introduced to the practical skills of journalism, including the reporting of sports events using print, online, radio and TV. You’ll be taught by experienced academics with an impressive network of contacts for you to access – perfect for securing an industry placement. You’ll develop your sports news, feature writing and broadcasting skills. You’ll also receive essential technical training in editing and production techniques in preparation for work placement in a sports journalism environment. The course is taught from our state-of-the-art newsrooms, which contain the latest industry-standard equipment. You’ll participate in our Sports News nights which are broadcast on Facebook Live, covering the action as it happens from our broadcast newsroom or from sporting locations. You’ll also explore media law and shorthand to National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) standards. Graduates from our Sports Journalism degree are employed throughout the world of sport, in all the major UK broadcast organisations and beyond (eg Eurosport and IMG Asia). Many of the 92 English professional football league clubs currently employ Staffordshire sports journalism graduates. Others work in sports PR, newspapers, agencies and digital sports media outlets. Those who decide not to pursue a career in the media apply their transferable skills within sectors such as teaching, retail and marketing.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

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University information

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 97 6

    54th out of 110 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    106 53%

    74th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    78th

    57
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    124 52%

    67th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    31st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    8th

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