University Of Wolverhampton
Campus: University of Wolverhampton , Wolverhampton
Sports Journalism with Foundation Year
4.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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Sport is part of everyone’s life. Sport and physical activity have the power to transform people’s wellbeing and create a fitter, healthier and happier nation while contributing approximately £40 billion to the UK economy every year. This new course will offer you the unique opportunity to focus your journalistic ambitions on the sport of your choice – from cricket, rugby or football to car racing, gymnastics and minority sports (e.g. Women’s sports and Paralympics). With Wolverhampton Wonderers just across the road and other local clubs (West Bromwich, Telford, Walsall, Staffordshire Cricket Club etc.) within easy reach, you will frequently go to press conferences, matches and other sports events in the area.

With our Foundation Year you can develop the skills and knowledge that you need to study at undergraduate level, building on your strengths and working on your weaknesses, so that you can feel confident that by the end you are ready to commence a degree course, and to apply the skills to undertake the directed and independent learning which will help you to achieve your potential.

You can study the skills required for work-based learning, and identify your future aims and how to achieve them through career advice and discussion with tutors.

You can experience the content and approach of a range of the different subjects offered in the School of Humanities and the School of Media, interact with the members of staff who will deliver those subjects in following years, shadow current undergraduates for short periods, and undertake further research on a topic that reflects your interests, so that you are fully confident of your choice of subject(s) before committing yourself to enrolment.

  • It is a unique programme in West Midlands and Wales. The new course will focus not only on mainstream sports but also on other sports, for example: cricket, rugby, gymnastics, women’s sports, Paralympic sports. Only 14 universities in the country offer similar courses. None of them are located in the West Midlands or Wales.
  • We focus on employability. Students’ success is at the core of our programme and that is why practical work is project-based with students being the journalists, producing radio and television news bulletins and digital packages to industry standards and deadlines.
  • You will gain in-depth knowledge and skills that provide the essential first step to a satisfying career and transferable skills that you can use throughout your career whether in broadcast media journalism or another industry
  • We provide excellent work placements and links to industry and fully- equipped media facilities: radio and television studios, newsroom and editing suites.
  • You will gain practical, hands-on experience using high-end media equipment and develop skills in digital production, writing, interviewing and editing.
  • You will work with highly experienced staff dedicated to providing a personal learning experience for every student.
  • Lovely campus and exciting student life.


What do I need to get in?

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Entry Requirements for: United Kingdom


Overall of 220 in United Kingdom Scale .
Sports producer, Cameraman, Audio and Video editor, Sports reporter, Commentator, Newsreader, TV or Radio producer, TV or Radio presenter; Correspondent, News editor, Online, newspaper or magazine sports reporter; Radio and broadcast news reporter and editor, Sports PR and communication officer, Creative assistant, Editorial assistant, Journalist and press officer, Production trainee/researcher, SEO content writer, Social media and marketing assistant, Content administrator, Production assistant, Digital editor, Digital journalist, Data analyst, Social media analyst.

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Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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After submitting your application to the University, and being accepted, Ucademics will guide you through all the steps needed for you to apply to the student finance program.

UK and European Union students are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan given by a British Government Organization called Student Finance England, which is paid directly to your university, independent of your grades or your family’s income.

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Tuition Fees are paid per year. The value above represents the tuition fee for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The tuition fees might be subject to minor increases each year due to inflation.

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