Our journalism courses are in the UK top 10 for course satisfaction and teaching satisfaction according to the Guardian University Guide 2020.
Taught by award-winning sports journalists, this course will give you the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the industry. You will benefit from our strong links with national and local media, including the BBC, ITV, TalkSPORT, The Times, The Sun and The Racing Post. Broadcasters Sharron Davies and Jill Douglas are among the many guest speakers who have given our students a valuable insider’s view of the industry.
You'll immediately start work on multimedia news bulletins and prepare reports for radio, television and online. Thanks to our excellent links with professional sports clubs such as Gloucester Rugby, a range of Premier League sides, Cheltenham Town Football Club and Gloucestershire Cricket Club, there are plenty of opportunities to put your practical skills to the test.
Students have joined professional journalists to interview international footballers, made films for the big screen at the Rugby World Cup Fanzone in Gloucester Quays, and produced content for BT Sport’s Conference football highlights show.
From your first term here you'll have opportunities to get involved in live match coverage. This will give you access to professional players and allow you to build your own contacts. You’ll also complete a work placement as part of your degree, gaining further industry insight and experience.