This course will introduce you to the key theories, contexts and practices within the sports journalism industry. The course examines sports journalism in depth, and has a strong focus on digital media to reflect current and emerging industry trends. You have the chance to develop a range of essential skills, including writing and broadcasting in multiplatform environments to help enhance versatility to work in a range of areas within the expanding sports media industry.
We are ideally placed for access to a host of football’s Premier League giants and rugby’s Super League heavyweights based in the region, and for racing enthusiasts there is Chester Racecourse. We have strong links with a range of sports clubs including league and non-league football, basketball, cricket and rugby league. Students therefore have extensive opportunities to gain matchday experience and see their work published.
We have newsrooms dedicated to journalism, and you will be expected to pursue stories and develop contacts away from the classroom to assist with content for assignments and your professional portfolio.
Following the opportunity to undertake a five-week placement in Year 2 of the course, Year 3 sees students work closely with a sports club to produce live and exclusive content.
Students regularly interview professional athletes and sports stars such as former Liverpool FC and England defender Rob Jones.
We pride ourselves on the quality of support we offer, and have a range of support packages to help support students during their time at University.