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 multiplatform 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.
Journalism at UCLan - ranked top in the North West for overall student satisfaction, 3rd in the UK for Academic Support and 4th in the UK for overall student satisfaction.
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.
Two options from:
Journalism dissertation (40 credits)
Media Entrepreneurship (40 credits)
Two modules from:
BA (Hons) Sports Journalism, 2012
Long holding an interest in journalism since a young age, Emma Norris was first made aware of UCLan’s BA (Hons) Sports Journalism course at the age of 15. “Being a massive fan of sport, it seemed to be the perfect way to combine two passions in my life and I couldn’t have been more right,” Emma said.
Since graduating in 2012, Emma has gone on to work for her childhood football club, Bolton Wanderers FC, as the Media and PR Manager.
From Intern, to VT Editor
UCLan sports journalism graduate Martin Young has worked for two of the country’s most renowned football clubs and is now one of Liverpool FC’s VT Editors.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course 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.