With its outstanding employment outcomes, our Sports Journalism course is the perfect pathway to a career in the sports media industry. Graduates from this course have progressed to careers within the BBC, ITV, Sky Sports, BT Sport, Eurosport, ESPN, Press Association, the FA, Premier League, the RFU, Rugby Football League, newspapers, professional football (including most of the Premier League clubs) and other sports like F1 and horse racing.
You’ll study practical modules in our state-of-the-art newsrooms. These contain the latest industry-standard equipment. And you’ll be introduced to the practical skills of journalism, including the reporting of sports events using print, online, radio and TV.
You’ll be taught by experienced academics with an impressive network of contacts for you to access – perfect for securing an industry placement. The Sports Journalism Foundation Year will give you the knowledge and skills to help you make the success transition to the BA (Hons) course
To view the Sports Journalism timetable, click here.
The Sports Journalism Foundation Year is made up of 5 modules:
- Ideas Generation and Problem-solving for Media
- Imaging/Production Skills for Media
- Major Media Project
- Team Project in Media
- Theory and Practice in Media
Foundation year of 4-year full-time course.
Teaching will take place at the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College and Staffordshire University’s main campus and sports facilities, which will amount to 13.5 hours per week.
Study & ASSESSMENT
To cover the diverse content of this course and to give you a thorough basis of sports knowledge, you will be taught through lectures, seminars and group work.
You will be assessed through a variety of different formats, this includes presentations, practical coaching and written assignments.
Where Courses Become Careers
After successfully completing the Sports Journalism Foundation Year you will progress onto your chosen undergraduate degree programme at Staffordshire University. Course options include:
- Digital Content Creation
- English Literature and Creative Writing
- Film and Media Production
- Film, Television and Radio
- Games Cultures
- Games PR and Community Management
- Sports Journalism
A typical offer is 48 UCAS points, made up of Level 3 equivalent qualifications, including A Level and BTEC courses. Additionally, we welcome applications from people with a variety of qualifications, skills and experience. Each application will be assessed on their individual merits.
Full-time students enrolling on the Foundation year of a Degree in 2021 will pay a tuition fee of £5,950.
Levels 4–6 (Years 2–4) of the BA/BSc (Hons) will be charged at Staffordshire University’s standard rate.
For more information, and to apply, visit this link and select the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College option
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