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BA (Hons)

Sports Journalism

3 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught
Foundation entry

Sport is a world full of moving stories of human drama, joy and pain. Discover how to tell them, on our outstanding sports journalism course.

Why study with us

  • Our Journalism courses are the best in England, according to the Guardian University Guide 2022, which placed UCLan number one in the country. Sports Journalism scored 100% for overall satisfaction and academic support in the 2020 National Student Survey and 94% in 2021.
  • Two second years are paid £19,500 a year to work with an international sporting graphics company. You could spend an all-expenses paid fortnight in the press office at Chelsea FC. We offer placements to all at football clubs, sporting organisations and in television, radio and print news rooms across the UK. The whole point of the course is to get you a good job afterwards.
  • You’ll work in state-of-the-art TV and radio studios exclusive to journalism students. You will take part in industry-standard news days; producing shows, podcasts, digital videos and bulletins.

Hear from graduate Tom about his time studying here

A day in the life of a Journalism student

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What you'll do

  • You’ll study the technical skills of broadcast and digital journalism, make podcasts, magazines and videos, as well as examining various topics across a wide range of sports.
  • This is a practical course, offering a wide range of modules, on which you’ll operate as a trainee journalist from day one and spend time on work placements.
  • You’ll hear from a wide range of industry and sporting professionals – past speakers include presenters Dan Walker and Gabby Logan, BBC sports editor Dan Roan, commentators Alistair Mann and John Murray, and sports figures such as Ian Holloway, Ellen White and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.

Module overview

Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Join us on campus

Book a place at our Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 17 June. Here you'll be able to explore our campus and facilities, meet academic staff and chat to students.

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  • This course has been accredited by the BJTC and recognised as providing 'general excellence in broadcast journalism training'. The BJTC is an industry-led body offering accreditation to courses for aspiring journalists.

Future careers

With superb connections and a hands-on approach, our Sports Journalism BA (Hons) degree programme has a proven track record of turning students into sports journalists and communications experts.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Full-time£14250 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£14,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Arts and Media located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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