If you’d like an exciting career in the fast-paced, deadline-driven world of sports journalism then this is the course for you. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in a multi-platform and increasingly digitally focused sports journalism industry.
112-128 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent including 32 points in one required subject. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM in a required subject. A portfolio is also required in support of your application.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you´ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent
Take part in authentic news days and provide extensive coverage of local sports including AFC Bournemouth and other clubs
Graduate equipped to become a sports and convergence specialist and trained to be agile enough to respond to new technologies and consumer/audience behaviours
Showcase your sports journalism to the public via our online platform BUzz, BU’s campus radio station, Nerve magazine and your own social media channels and websites
Make invaluable industry connections during a four- or 30-week placement with national and regional media organisations
Learn from experienced professionals including senior industry guest speakers and our successful alumni
BU is ranked 15th for the best UK universities for journalism, publishing, and PR (The best UK universities 2022 league table - The Guardian).
Academic & Professional Practice
Collaborative Communication Project
Media & Current Debates
News and Storytelling
Journalism and Society
Research for Journalism
Broadcast Sports Journalism
News and Storytelling 2
Issues and Controversies in Sport, Culture and Society
Journalism research methods
21st Century Journalist (optional)
Global Current Affairs (optional)
Shorthand 2 (optional)
You’ll complete either two short placements (on the three-year version of the course), or a minimum 30-week work placement (on the four-year version), which can be carried out anywhere in the world. Your placement offers you a chance to gain experience and make contacts for the future.
Major Multimedia Sports Project
Professional Perspectives and Global Voices
Sports Journalism Dissertation
Shorthand 3 (optional)
National and regional football reporting
Sky Sports presenting
National and regional online sports reporting and writing
Writing for national sports magazines
Freelance reporting across the media
Producing media content for football clubs, including AFC Bournemouth
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