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BA (Hons)
Professional
Sports Writing
and Broadcasting

Course Overview

Specially designed for professional athletes, this exciting course gives players the chance to experience sports media from a different perspective. This condensed degree encourages players to share insights based on their playing expertise, and teaches them the practical and theoretical skills of good sports reporting.

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Course Logistics

Requirements

You’ll need to demonstrate a passion for sports journalism.


Duration

This is a condensed undergraduate degree and takes just two years to complete.

This unique programme combines in-person and at-home study, for a blended learning experience that accommodates your current commitments. You will be taught via traditional, on-campus lessons and an online, virtual learning environment, closely supervised by your module tutors. There are also two mandatory intensive study weeks, which take place in June at the start of your first and second year, and a work placement to complete.


Qualification/Outcomes

Once completed, you will be a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Professional Sports Writing and Broadcasting.

This qualification can lead to a wide variety of print, digital and broadcasting roles within sports media. If you’ve enjoyed studying, completing an undergraduate degree also makes you eligible to apply for postgraduate academic courses such as a master’s degree.


Course Content

The course syllabus is designed to give you a strong foundation in broadcast-journalism knowledge, as well as building your skills in content creation.

To give you a feel of a real professional sports journalism environment, your on-campus time will be spent using Staffordshire University’s state-of-the-art facilities, where you’ll be able to:

  • work in a print newsroom with live Press Association feeds
  • experience multi and single TV studios
  • be taught by industry professionals
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If you’re eager to get involved in sports media, we encourage you to submit an application for this course.

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Funding Support

As this programme is designed with footballers in mind, the PFA provides enhanced funding to secure places for current and former professional footballers, but you will still have to pay some fees. Find out what funding support is available.

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FAQ'S

Can I take this course completely online?
Some on-campus attendance is necessary, including the annual study week, so you will have to take some classes in person. However, as the course is exclusive to sports professionals, you will be studying alongside people with similar experiences and challenges as you. 
Is this the only journalism course I can take?
Not at all. You can access financial support from the PFA for any accredited course in journalism and other subjects. Why not book a consultation with one of our team to talk through your interests and career goals?