Being a sports journalist can be one of the most exciting jobs around – and for many years, we have been helping people like you move into their dream career.
Our graduates have gone on to report on some of the world’s biggest sporting events, such as the Champions League, the Olympics and Wimbledon.
They have worked for employers such as the BBC, Sky, ESPN, Premiership football clubs, national and regional news organisations and many more across the world.
At UCLan, we will equip you with all the skills you need to become a successful sports journalist and teach you how to thrive in the digital age. To be successful, you will need to work hard, but you will learn your practical skills in a fun, newsroom environment.
From day one, you will operate as a journalist. You will be given opportunities to go out and report on sports fixtures, press conferences and sports news events.
P501; Short form: BA/SJ
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 106 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
Candidates for whom English is not their first language, should be able to demonstrate high standards, at IELTS 7.5 or equivalent, in all four elements of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Students who apply for this course will be invited for interview and asked to take part in an entrance test before an offer is made in order to assess suitability for a career in journalism. This is a requirement of all industry-accredited journalism programmes.
Applicants who do not have English as their native language or a prior qualification delivered entirely in English will need to have passed the IELTS test at 7.5, with no component lower than 7.
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degreeFoundation Entry Route
Two options from:
Journalism dissertation (40 credits)
Media Entrepreneurship (40 credits)
Two modules from:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated. Currently the 2018/19 fee level, which is due to increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rates has not been announced by the Government.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.