Summary: As a sports journalist at Teesside University you build a comprehensive sporting knowledge, cover a wide range of live events including Premier League football, attend news conferences, develop your social media skills and conduct interviews with leading athletes. Course details: Work experience is integral to this programme. We have long-established contacts across regional and national media - including BBC Tees, Sky Sports, The Gazette and the i newspaper - as well as with partner sports organisations including Middlesbrough FC, Hartlepool United FC and Tees Valley Sport. This degree, which is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), offers a well-established entry point into one of the most challenging and sought-after graduate career paths. You are taught by industry professionals from a broad range of top-level journalistic backgrounds including radio, TV, print and online. Our aim is to meet the growing demand for professional sports journalists able to produce compelling content across digital platforms. Last year more than 80% of our journalism graduates received a first-class or 2.1 degree. You begin by studying the basics of multimedia journalism - learning how to operate legally and ethically in a professional environment before developing your sports specialism through a series of engaging and demanding modules. You meet professional guest speakers drawn from a multiplicity of sports and media roles who explain how to succeed in a highly competitive industry. A dedicated media placement officer helps you find suitable work experience during the summer vacation. Operating through our unique digital media brand Tside, which includes a website, print publication, TV and radio show, you are given the opportunity to build an outstanding portfolio of work – showcasing your talents and marking you out to future employers. After the course: Employability for journalism courses at Teesside University currently stands at 90% according to Unistats. Our own data shows more than 70% are working in media graduate-level jobs. As a student here you are offered bespoke careers training and supported work placement opportunities with some of the leading media companies in the country. You can also apply for paid internship opportunities at a range of media organisations, supported by the University’s Boost programme. Other employability activity includes the annual Teesside Journalism Awards feature prizes from a range of companies including BBC, Sky, The Mirror Group, Time Out and The Sun’s Fabulous magazine; recent graduates and media employers regularly visit campus to meet with students and identify emerging talent in events like Mind the Gap – Get Ahead; and first-year journalism students compete for mentoring places within the BBC. Graduates from journalism programmes have gone on to work in BBC Sports, Mirror Sports Desk, Middlesbrough Football Club, Sky Sports TV and regional newspaper sports desks. Current students work as freelance journalists on the sport desk of the BBC and broadcast regularly on BBC radio.