This course allows you to study across two University departments to combine an understanding of sport in its many forms while gaining expert multimedia training in radio, TV, newspaper, magazine, and online journalism. Joint Honours programmes are flexible and you can tailor modules around your interests. It is ideal for those who want to study diverse subject areas.
In a world where communication technologies are being seen to play an increasingly important role in the coverage of sport and its analysis there is a need for graduates who can apply their knowledge and skills across a variety of situations and broadcast platforms. A strong emphasis is placed on the application of theories and concepts to everyday issues in sport such as increasing participation in community and youth sport. You will also be introduced to the skills that are vital in Sport and Journalism careers and develop them in a world where communication technologies play an increasingly central role.
Park Campus, the larger of the two campuses, is set in 80 acres of open green parkland, occupying an impressive and spacious site.
Facilities available on-site include a sports hall, restaurant, Students’ Union, Student Centre, shop, bar and nightclub. Safe and secure accommodation for more than 1,300 students is spread throughout Park Campus, with the majority placed within our student village combining stunning green spaces with welcoming Halls of Residence.
A Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and Medical Centre (providing a full GP service and free counselling) are also available at Park Campus.
Park Campus is within easy walking distance of a busy, local shopping area, complete with banks, supermarkets, shops and pubs.
The University of Northampton
Boughton Green Road
The aim of this course is to foster critical understanding and provide you with professional skills in both Journalism and Sport. The modular curriculum allows study of all key disciplines in both sport and multimedia. There are opportunities to attain additional professional qualifications and gain work experience outside of the taught degree programme.
The broad syllabus in sport includes the sociology of sport, sport and leisure management and sport coaching. You will also take modules on writing, law, ethics and government plus modules on print and broadcast activities.
At Stage One you will be introduced to the core disciplines of Sport and Multimedia Studies. The key themes you will explore will include The Social Context of Sport, News Skills, Sport and Leisure Management, Law and Ethics for Journalists and Sport Pedagogy for Coaching.
Stage Two develops your application and analytical skills through focusing on applied research. You will gain deep Analytical skills which will aid your career in both fields through modules such as Sport Research Methods and Sport in Society.
There is an optional placement year that can be taken during Stages Two and Three.
In your Final Stage, you will have the opportunity to develop your interest in specialist subject areas. You will write a dissertation and have the chance to explore in depth issues of interest to you from previous modules you have taken and have the opportunity to study in new subject areas such as Event Management. The course also provides a solid introduction to professional production practice.
Course modules (16/17)
Sport Research Methods
- Core module N
- Core module N
Three years full-time, with the option of a placement year (Part-time study is available).
A variety of assessment strategies are used at each level to ascertain your level of competence in a range of academic and transferable skills. The course is assessed in a number of ways through individual or group presentations, individual written assignments, coursework, portfolios, reports and examinations.
How to apply
For application information please see our how to apply page.
Entry requirements are standard. A typical offer would be around 260-300 UCAS tariff points. You are normally expected to hold GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above, or an approved equivalent. In addition, you are expected to have studied a physical education, sports science or related science subject at A-level, BTEC level 3 diploma or equivalent qualifications.
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 16/17 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
|Part Time:||£1,280 per 20 credit module|
This course is available to international students.
Full-time international tuition fees
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How to apply as an international student
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Scholarships available to international students
For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.