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Sports Journalism (Accelerated) BA (Hons)

University Academy 92 (UA92)

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  • Qualification

    BA - Bachelor of Arts

  • Location

    University Academy 92

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

BA (Hons) Sports Journalism is an exciting and engaging programme of study which situates the rapidly changing practices and possibilities of the current journalism sector within the wider context of contemporary media industries and digital technologies.

Students will both explore a range of theoretical/academic themes and develop practical experience and expertise with respect to a variety of essential journalist skills and technological/technical competencies. The focus throughout is on the development of an informed, confident, critically minded and highly reflective practitioner.

This Sports Journalism programme aims to:

  • Provide students with opportunities to become skilled, critical, confident, responsible and a reflective user of digital media and communications technologies as part of a preparation for a future career in sports journalism.
  • Acquire and refine a range of fundamental skills (such as note-taking, capturing of audio-visual material, writing copy, editing, layout, online blogging) necessary for contemporary sports journalism.
  • Develop and demonstrate skills and competencies in the use of current leading mainstream and commercial digital media production and post-production technologies, techniques, packages and platforms.
  • Design, develop and disseminate/publish a wide variety of news stories, reports, articles, features and interviews using these new/enhanced skills and competencies.
  • Become familiar with legal frameworks, regulation and professional codes of conduct pertaining to sports journalism and publishing.

Assessment method

While engaging with this degree you will gain theoretical understanding of the topics you are exploring, you will also have opportunities to learn, develop and demonstrate a wide range of practical and applied skills and competencies. Therefore, University Academy 92 (UA92) will incorporate practical and competency-based assessment of the attainment of the module and programme intended learning outcomes, where that is appropriate.

Assessments will include individual and group work, which is undertaken and submitted, in a range of relevant formats, as coursework in-module. These will include essays, reports, literature reviews, reflective logs and diaries, self and peer evaluations, group and individual presentations along with subject-specific skills and competency assessments.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 20,655per 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 Academy 92 (UA92)

  • Campus address

    University Academy 92, Brian Statham Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0PU, England

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