Sport plays a huge role in today’s media, with sports pages in every newspaper and time in each news bulletin dedicated to the latest matches. If you’re passionate about particular sports or teams, imagine being able to swap your sofa for the press box to get a closer view and to be able to put your views across. This course could help you get there Everyone loves talking about sport and giving you their opinions. But by learning the techniques of journalism, you could rise above all the chatter to make insightful and informed comments that people will listen to and value. If you’ve got an interest in sport and love talking about it, you could be the ideal candidate to cover its highs and lows across print, broadcast, online and social media. We’ll introduce you to a range of techniques and genres, covering everything from writing a basic match report to presenting your own TV sports show. Experienced sports journalists will show you how to write quality copy against a tight deadline. You’ll also have the chance to develop the skills you need to plan and produce TV and radio programmes. And we’ll look at social media too, explaining how you could stand out on some extremely popular platforms. To give you a good overview of your subject, you’ll also have the chance to study the history of sport in general. We’ll also give you the opportunity to gain vital training in media law and ethics. While you’re on the course you’ll be taught by tutors who are leading the way in their fields. Writers, broadcasts, academics and researchers all contribute, and our staff regularly work for national newspapers and magazines. In your final year we’ll ask you to research and write a dissertation on the aspect of the media industry that you’re most interested in. You’ll also be able to choose from a range of modules, from investigative reporting through to the latest innovations in journalism.