University of Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, Chester Road, Sunderland, County Durham, SR1 3SD, United Kingdom

Sports Journalism with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) Sports Journalism course, with an integrated foundation year. Combine your passion for sport with a highly rewarding career working for newspapers, radio, TV or online platforms. Take on reporting, editing and managerial roles on SportsByte. Significantly boost your employability as a journalist with a NCTJ Diploma. In the first year – the foundation year – you will study 4 modules; a subject-related module, a numeracy skills module, a study skills-related module called 'Succeeding at University and Beyond' and a foundation project module. After completion of this foundation year, you will then move onto the Sports Journalism honours degree course. This course is one of our specialist journalism courses that lead to both an honours degree and a NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. You will develop the core skills of sports journalism including writing previews, features, sports news stories and match reports. Work alongside a team of BBC Newcastle Journalists in our mediaHUB and get your work published on our award winning platforms from day one. In the final year, you will produce your own sports magazine, newspaper or series of in-depth articles, plus go on an industry placement.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time including foundation year
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Sir Tom Cowie Campus,Sunderland
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £4,000
  • England Year 1 £4,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £4,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £4,000
  • Wales Year 1 £4,000