What will I learn?

If you’d like to be part of the action as a sports journalist, this course delivers the skills, knowledge, practical experience and professional contacts you need.

Why choose this course?

Build high-level skills in researching and producing compelling print, radio, TV and online sports stories whilst harnessing the latest digital technologies that are transforming the way we receive and engage with sports coverage.

Is this course for you?

You'll gain the core journalistic research and writing skills as well as studying media law and ethics. At the same time, you’ll develop a multi-platform mindset, producing print, radio and TV reports as well as creating blogs and podcasts, digital photos, audio/video stories and content for websites and mobile devices.

How you will learn

As often as possible, you’ll be creating content for print, online, audio and video platforms. You’ll have opportunities to work on real-world projects and complete stories on location as a matter of course. You’ll gather sports news, interview people and write reports and features with accuracy.

Opportunities and experiences

You’ll be taught by a team which has vast experience in journalism and you’ll gain fascinating insights into the profession thanks to our programme of guest lectures by sports journalists, broadcasters, historians and commentators. You’ll also go on visits to professional media companies.

Careers and employability

Our graduates secure jobs not only in magazines, newspapers and broadcasting, but also with online businesses and social media agencies. While many take up traditional journalist roles, others find careers in PR, marketing, advertising and corporate communications.

Which department am I in?

Humanities and Media

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,045.00 (US$ 18,879) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Kedleston Road,

Derby,

DE22 1GB, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About University of Derby

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