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Sports Journalism (with placement) BA (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Why Sports Journalism (with placement)?**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. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff paired with a wide variety of courses means you will have the best of both worlds – a diverse community of sports clubs, societies and activities while also benefiting from specialist lecturers who value you as an individual. Who Cares? We do. We care about our students and the planet. We listened to what our students value most, turning our prospectus digital and providing opportunities for them to protect the planet and move on to study in an environment that works hard to support future generations. As a result, we’re proud that the University of Gloucestershire has been judged the UK’s most sustainable university.Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic 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. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be supported to become the graduate that you want to be, making industry connections and taking part in placements and field trips that offer invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. We are proud of our record that 93% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*.*UK Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020.**Experience an open day**Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. **To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on enquiries@glos.ac.uk or call 03330 1

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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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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A level : CDD - BBB

Because we want to offer this course to creative students with talent and potential (and because we know that exam grades don't always tell the whole story), we invite all applicants to interview. Your suitability for the course is assessed and we will confirm your place after we've had a chance to meet you, if we feel you are a good fit. As well as unconditional offers for the right applicants, we make conditional offers based on your achieving certain grades in your A-levels or BTEC qualifications.

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University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    98th

  • 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

    89th out of 97 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    117 58%

    45th

    20
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45.0 45%

    83rd

    26
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    11th

    52

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