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Sports Journalism BA (Hons)

University of Lincoln

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UCAS CODE: P503

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Lincoln (Main Site)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    03-OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This specialist course offers students the opportunity to develop core journalistic skills in preparation for careers in the media, working within local, national, and international sport. Students on the programme can work in our fully-equipped newsrooms and have the opportunity to produce video, audio, and written content to be published on both digital and traditional platforms.

How You Study

With teaching from industry professionals and academics, the course examines how to operate as a journalist in the sports industry, covering the core journalistic skills of news gathering, media law, ethics, interviewing, and writing. Students can develop their understanding of digital and multi- platform broadcast journalism, and apply that knowledge in project work. This enables them to focus on aspects of the sports industry that align with specific interests and career aspirations. An understanding of the commercial aspects of sports reporting forms an important part of the course. Students can gain an insight into the financial and business elements of national and international sports, as well as the cultural and social implications of reporting sport in the contemporary world.

Features

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing. The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Placements

Work experience is important in the journalism industry and all students are encouraged to seek placements as soon as possible. Previous students in the School of English and Journalism have gained placements with organisations such as Sky Sports, BT Sport, ITV Sport, and BBC Sport. The School has good links with local media organisations, including internship opportunities with local newspapers, broadcasters, and magazines. Please note that students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs while undertaking work experience.

Some courses offer students the opportunity to undertake placements. When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry (where available). Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Your Future Career

This course is designed to equip graduates with the skills needed for a career in sports journalism across print, digital, and broadcast media. Students may pursue related opportunities in magazine and editorial work, copy editing, reporting for news outlets in other fields, or managing content and public relations in sports environments. Graduates may find roles at football clubs, sports clubs, sports bodies and sporting organisations.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,900per 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 Lincoln

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 97 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    116 58%

    46th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    26th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    62nd

    7

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