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UCFB

Multimedia Sports Journalism

UCAS Code: MSJ1

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Maths and English - Grade A*-C or Grade 4-9

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Journalism

Media and communication studies

The media landscape has changed almost beyond recognition in recent years following a digital revolution which has paved the way for a 24-hour rolling news agenda on TV and the internet. In that time, sport journalism has also developed to become the fastest growing sector in UK media.

Traditional print and broadcast sport journalism, while still powerful communications platforms, are being forced to adapt and change in order to survive in a new and rapidly-developing media environment. As a result, sport journalists are now expected to develop a range of digital and social media skills which enable them to tell a story across a number of platforms in order to reach a wider, often global, audience.

For example, a print journalist is expected to write multiple match reports for a single game that will be published at full time online and for the following days paper. On top of this they’re expected to maintain a live blog of the game they are covering, as well as use social media to post comments, photos and video.

Modules

Year 1 Modules: History of Sporting Venues and Events; Media Law and Ethics; Principles of Sports Journalism; Social and Digital Sports Media

Year 2 Modules: Broadcast Journalism; Practising Sports Journalism; Research Methods; Television Production

Year 3 Modules: Contemporary Issues in Sports Media; Professional Practice Portfolio; Research Project; Web Design and the Online Journalism Market

Assessment methods

This programme is predominantly assessed through coursework, however students will also be expected to undertake a number of written exams and will also be assessed through practical examinations for certain elements of the programme.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see https://www.ucfb.ac.uk/ for information on tuition fees and funding opportunities at UCFB, including our Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries scheme.

The Uni


Course locations:

UCFB Etihad Campus

UCFB Wembley

Department:

High Tariff

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

29%
low
Journalism
48%
low
Media and communication studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Journalism

Teaching and learning

34%
Staff make the subject interesting
34%
Staff are good at explaining things
40%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
37%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

35%
Library resources
40%
IT resources
37%
Course specific equipment and facilities
3%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Media studies

Teaching and learning

52%
Staff make the subject interesting
63%
Staff are good at explaining things
56%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
54%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

53%
Library resources
55%
IT resources
46%
Course specific equipment and facilities
27%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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