BA (Hons)

Course Type


Full Time | 3 Years




English Requirements




About the course

The growth and commercialization of sport and the rapid development of digital and social media tools make sports journalism an exciting and fast-moving branch of the industry. This specialist course gives you the skills you need to be a 21st-century sports journalist.

Learn the core practical skills of journalism and how to apply them to a sports specialism using traditional research and writing as well as new and developing media forms.

Sharpen these skills with an in-depth understanding of the political, social, historical, and economic sporting environment – as well as the legal and ethical frameworks journalists work within – adding depth and authority to your reporting.

You benefit from studying with a team of industry specialists in both sports reporting and general journalism, across a range of platforms, and have opportunities to hear from leading academics, sports participants, and masterclass speakers from the worlds of both sport and media.

Why choose this course?

  • Gain core communication and multimedia skills that are highly valued across a range of graduate industries
  • Put your skills into practice via real-life sports reporting assignments
  • Explore opportunities for work experience within radio, television, print, and online journalism
  • Develop a portfolio of work and contacts while honing your skills through regular news days
  • Report from your first year for our new website and present your own show on our community radio station, Radio Lab
  • There’s the option to take this course over four years and benefit from a fee-free industry placement (see below) where you gain experience, build your CV and make contacts for the future
  • If you need a step into the full degree, you can start with a Foundation Year (see below) which guarantees entry to the Undergraduate course
    Live assignment
  • The University of Bedfordshire’s Sports Journalism team had the task of delivering live commentary and interviewing the players of a Luton Town FC match. See the team in action in this video.

Entry Requirements:

  • Year 12 (55% overall)
  • 2 A level passes (minimum C and D)
  • Additional course requirements if any

English Language Req:

The University accepts the following qualification as satisfying the English Language requirements for entry to a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

  • UKVI Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each element

Fee & Funding:

Level of Study Fees 2022-2023
Undergraduate – BA/BSc £13,500 (per annum)
Undergraduate – BA/BSc Degrees with Foundation
years (Foundation year only)
£13,500 (for Foundation Year only)

Please note: per annum means fees are payable each year of the degree. Total means this is the entire cost of the degree. The amount is not payable each year unless specified.

* £1,400 per annum payable for the provision of placement.

In the first year only on either undergraduate, or postgraduate degree courses, international students will receive a £1,000 VC Scholarship. An international student progressing to a higher level degree* will receive, in the first year only of the new course, both a £1,000 VC Scholarship and a £500 alumni discount. Additional discounts of £500 are available for prompt payment of the first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate) .

* Including undergraduate to postgraduate, and postgraduate to MBA.

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