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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 the best sports journalism course in the UK (based on 2020 National Student Survey).

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.
  • You could spend an expenses-paid two-week work experience with Chelsea FC and we help you arrange placements at football clubs, a variety of sporting organisations and in television, radio and print news rooms across the UK.
  • You'll have access to state-of-the-art TV and radio studios used exclusively by journalism students. They are at the centre of our industry-standard news days, which our students take part in from year one.

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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.

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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 scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


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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