With our graduates having gone on to work for the likes of The Times, CNN, Sky Sports News, the Football Association, The Independent and a variety of top-flight football clubs, this course has a proven record of providing students with the skills and contacts to thrive in the industry. Taught by award-winning and high-profile sports journalists, we have connections to some of the biggest players in the sports media industry, including the BBC, ESPN, The Athletic and BT Sport, with students going on placements to destinations as diverse as Real Madrid TV, Wimbledon and talkSPORT.
Through our superb links with Premier League and Championship clubs, including Aston Villa, Southampton, Fulham, West Bromwich Albion, Wolves and Bristol City, you’ll get the chance to develop your skills on location at some of the best sports grounds in the country. And thanks to our strong relationships with nearby clubs such as Gloucester Rugby, Cheltenham Town, Gloucestershire Cricket, Worcester Warriors and Forest Green Rovers, you will have plenty of opportunities to develop your match reporting and interviewing skills.
You’ll be taught the full array of skills needed to be a multimedia journalist in the digital age, and be nurtured by a lecturing team whose ongoing experience in industry means the content of their teaching is bang up to date. Insights into the sports journalism industry are also provided by big-name guest speakers, who have included The Times’s chief football writer, Henry Winter, the FA’s head of communications, Andy Walker, and Sky Sports News’ Michelle Owen. You will be given a global perspective by our overseas course trips, which have included visits to the studios of Olympic Broadcasting Services, the Bernabeu Stadium and some of the biggest sports publishers in Europe.
No wonder our students rated this course 93% for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019).