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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Why Sports Journalism?

Our Sports Journalism degree gives you the skills and experience to become a successful multimedia journalist, gathering and delivering stories for online and print. You’ll produce radio and television bulletins and learn contemporary skills such as live text commentary and mobile journalism. Stand out from the competition by taking advantage of our strong industry links to gain experience with professional sports clubs such as Gloucester Rugby, a range of Premier League teams, Cheltenham Town Football Club and Gloucestershire Cricket Club. Recent students have helped make films for the big screen at the Rugby World Cup Fanzone in Gloucester Quays, produced content for BT Sport’s ‘National League Highlights Show’ and reported on the Cheltenham Festival for radio. You’ll draw on the expertise of experienced lecturers, who are award-winning sports journalists with links to news outlets such as the BBC, ITV, TalkSPORT, ‘The Times’, ‘Sun’ and ‘Racing Post’. You’ll also learn from high-profile guest speakers and take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities including fully equipped TV and radio studios, multimedia newsrooms with BBC-standard cameras and Apple iPhone journalism kits. The course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), ensuring you’ll get relevant, up-to-date learning and practical experiences valued by employers in the industry.

Why University of Gloucestershire?

We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an rough our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.

After the course

Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 14,700per year

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

Entry requirements

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 80 - 120

We will invite all applicants to interview providing they are studying for an NQF level 3 qualification (A-level/BTEC/OCR/Welsh Baccalaureate or equivalent). Following your interview, we will offer you a place based on performance and that offer will be specific to your current studies to make it achievable for you.

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University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

A diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Placements, internships, trips and career experiences help prepare students for success after graduation.
A wide range of bursaries and merit scholarships are available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    85th out of 97 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    110 54%

    65th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    63rd

    24

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