Multimedia Sports Journalism BA (Hons)

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Duration
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Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 26/09/2018

Our Multimedia Sports Journalism course is an excellent foundation for a career in sports journalism. You will be taught the practical skills needed to record, film or edit for TV or radio and learn how to be truly multimedia literate, making the most of social media and designing your own website as well as how to write for sports magazines or newspapers.

The legal and regulatory side of the industry will be examined and you will reflect on the ethical considerations of sports coverage. News days form a central part of the course where you work to deadlines, preparing sports content for broadcast using industry standard equipment. You will also undertake work placements within the sporting industry.

Course

Highlights

  • Dedicated newsroom and specialist radio equipment.
  • Benefit from strong industry connections such as BBC and ITN.
  • Take advantage of international work placements.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

We encourage you to do work experience wherever your interests lie, including overseas. Opportunities may arise for students to be involved in some international filming projects travelling to India.

Course Details

An average week is a combination of lectures, seminars and a practical newsday which usually totals 16 hours of contact time per week. A news day lasts from 9am-5pm once a week. Practical work is project-based and you will be writing and sub-editing newspaper and magazine sports copy, producing radio and television sports bulletins with reports and packages to industry standards and deadlines.

Read more…

Open Days

Come say Hello

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Upon completing the course you will be equipped with the skills to work in any area and across all platforms within the sports media, from local newspapers, newsrooms and commercial communication departments to national broadcasters such as BBC Sport, Sky Sports, Radio 5 and Associated Press.

Suitable roles for graduates include News reporter, Radio and broadcast news reporter or editor, Feature writer, Sport PR and communications, Sports Journalist and Sports Presenter.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer is BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants also need an A-Level or equivalent in English or a humanities subject.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Law and Public Affairs for Journalists (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: JOU1011
    Core Module Y
  • Writing Skills for Sports Journalists (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: JOU1012
    Core Module Y
  • The International Sports Industry (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: JOU1013
    Core Module Y
  • Reporting Skills for Sports Journalists (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: JOU1014
    Core Module Y
  • The Social Context of Sport (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SPO1007
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • a dedicated newsroom and digitally equipped radio and television studios
  • solid introduction to professional production practice
  • strong relationships with a wide variety of industry partners, including local and national papers and the BBC and ITN
  • close relationship with local sports clubs including Northampton town Football Club, Northampton Saints Rugby Club and Silverstone
  • an active visiting speaker programme with past guests including John Inverdale, Nick Hoult, Dan Roan and David Croft
  • cross platform approach to content and skills
  • a professional portfolio showing examples of magazines, TV and radio reports and broadcasts and published web content
Reading List
  • Andrews P (2011) Sports Journalism: A Practical Introduction. Sage Publications
  • Boyle R (2006) Sports Journalism: Context and Issues. Sage Publications
  • Evans, H and Crawford G (2000) Essential English for Journalists. Pimlico
  • Hanna M and Dodd M (2016) McNae’s Essential law for Journalists 23rd Edition. OUP Oxford
  • Steen, R (2014) Sports Journalism. A Multimedia Primer. Routledge
  • Toney, J (2012) Sports Journalism. The Inside Track. Bloomsbury Sport

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

English – Contemporary Literature MA

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Joint Honours Study

We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.


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Updated 26/09/2018

  • Our Multimedia Sports Journalism course is an excellent foundation for a career in sports journalism. You will be taught the practical skills needed to record, film or edit for TV or radio and learn how to be truly multimedia literate, making the most of social media and designing your own website as well as how to write for sports magazines or newspapers.

    The legal and regulatory side of the industry will be examined and you will reflect on the ethical considerations of sports coverage. News days form a central part of the course where you work to deadlines, preparing sports content for broadcast using industry standard equipment. You will also undertake work placements within the sporting industry.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Dedicated newsroom and specialist radio equipment.
    • Benefit from strong industry connections such as BBC and ITN.
    • Take advantage of international work placements.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • An average week is a combination of lectures, seminars and a practical newsday which usually totals 16 hours of contact time per week. A news day lasts from 9am-5pm once a week. Practical work is project-based and you will be writing and sub-editing newspaper and magazine sports copy, producing radio and television sports bulletins with reports and packages to industry standards and deadlines.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    We encourage you to do work experience wherever your interests lie, including overseas. Opportunities may arise for students to be involved in some international filming projects travelling to India.

    • Come say Hello

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Upon completing the course you will be equipped with the skills to work in any area and across all platforms within the sports media, from local newspapers, newsrooms and commercial communication departments to national broadcasters such as BBC Sport, Sky Sports, Radio 5 and Associated Press.

      Suitable roles for graduates include News reporter, Radio and broadcast news reporter or editor, Feature writer, Sport PR and communications, Sports Journalist and Sports Presenter.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer is BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants also need an A-Level or equivalent in English or a humanities subject.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Law and Public Affairs for Journalists (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: JOU1011
      Core Module Y
    • Writing Skills for Sports Journalists (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: JOU1012
      Core Module Y
    • The International Sports Industry (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: JOU1013
      Core Module Y
    • Reporting Skills for Sports Journalists (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: JOU1014
      Core Module Y
    • The Social Context of Sport (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SPO1007
      Core Module Y
      • Andrews P (2011) Sports Journalism: A Practical Introduction. Sage Publications
      • Boyle R (2006) Sports Journalism: Context and Issues. Sage Publications
      • Evans, H and Crawford G (2000) Essential English for Journalists. Pimlico
      • Hanna M and Dodd M (2016) McNae’s Essential law for Journalists 23rd Edition. OUP Oxford
      • Steen, R (2014) Sports Journalism. A Multimedia Primer. Routledge
      • Toney, J (2012) Sports Journalism. The Inside Track. Bloomsbury Sport
    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      English – Contemporary Literature MA

      Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

    Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour