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BA (Hons)

Sports Journalism (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught

Our Sports Journalism Foundation Entry Degree gives you an insight into the practice of journalism and the skills and knowledge required by journalists.

Why study with us

  • 2nd
    in the North West for graduate prospects (outcomes)
    Complete University Guide (Communication & Media Studies)
  • Top
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Journalism) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Top
    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (Journalism) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • We have partnerships with a range of media outlets, football clubs, and many others sporting organisations.
  • Optional modules in the later stages of the course enable you to follow a variety of vocational pathways, which are best suited to your career aspirations.
  • Each print newsroom contains 20 computers (MACs and PCs) with specialist software such as InDesign and EScenic. There’s also a TV with access to rolling 24-hr news channels.
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A day in the life of a Journalism student

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Sports Journalism students
Sports Journalism students

What you’ll do

  • We’re part of the Google News Lab University Network. Access in-person and online training on topics including immersive storytelling, data journalism, trust, and more.
  • Showcase your ideas, enthusiasm, skills and talent at our cJAM careers event with industry professionals. The event closes with placements awarded to successful students
  • You may have an opportunity to study abroad. Students on the course have studied in the USA, Spain and China.

Module overview

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Compulsory modules
  • AZC017: FDE Introduction to Specialisms
  • AZC018: FDE Specialisms

AZC017: FDE Introduction to Specialisms

You’ll be introduced to the variety of ways in which creative practitioners have shaped society and the way in which society influences creative practice. We’ll help you acquire foundational skills appropriate to a range of specialist areas and introduce you to the wide range of choices in Arts and Media by presenting you with the challenges of problem-solving through creative practice which includes the development of ideas and a broad range of experimental and exploratory work.

Course delivery

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


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by October 2023.

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.

Visit us this autumn

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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

Sports Journalism graduates work with the BBC, Granada TV, Sky Sports, the Press Association, Sunday Express, Daily Star, Everton FC, Manchester United FC, UK Athletics, and many more print, online, broadcast and sports organisations. 

Fees and funding

First year£6,500 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£11,000 for the first year
Full-time£14,900 per year
First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

Select your country to 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

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

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