Sports Journalism (BA) course map

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Staff Profile

Tom Bradshaw

Senior lecturer Tom Bradshaw has a career in digital media that embraces both communications and sports journalism. Through his work at both PR agencies and media outlets, including the BBC, Tom has an in-depth understanding of the nuances involved in sports communications. Tom researched the fast-changing world of sports PR for his 2020 book Sports Journalism: The State of Play, and has extensive contacts with communications managers at top-flight sports clubs and international teams. He has managed an array of communciations campaigns, and produced digital content for a range of national media outlets.

Please note this course map is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Level 4

Module CATs
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
MD4102: Media Law 15
MD4106: Multimedia Production 30
MD4110: Journalism in Context 15
MD4113: Sports Writing and Presenting 30
MD4114: The Sports Reporter 30

Level 5

Module CATs
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
MD5108: Feature Writing 15
MD5111: Live Sports Coverage 30
MD5112: Sports Media Relations 15
MD5114: Sport, Celebrity & Society 15
MD5117: Multimedia Sports Desk 30
To complete your programme you must pass 15 credits from the following:
MD5113: History and Ethics of Sport 15
MD5410: Talk Radio 15

Level 6

Module CATs
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
MD6101: Ethics, Censorship and Regulation 15
MD6106: Final Year Project/Dissertation 30
MD6108: Professional Portfolio 30
MD6111: Professional Sports Desk 30
To complete your programme you must pass 15 credits from the following:
MD6107: Presenting for Broadcasters 15
MD6110: Journalism Trends 15
SP6454: Consuming Sport: Identities, Media and Capital(s) 15

What are Course Maps and Module Descriptors?

Course Maps

A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.

Module Descriptors

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Course Resources Archive

Course Maps and Module Descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.