Sports Journalism BA (Hons)

Course Overview - Sports Journalism BA (Hons)

Get practical preparation for a career in sports journalism with our BA (Hons) Sports Journalism degree course. You’ll get the chance to develop the skills to cover a range of sports stories for print, digital, TV and radio, including covering live matches and competitions, interviewing key figures and running collaborative liveblogs. You’ll also explore the global impact of sports journalism on audiences. Students will be armed with mobile reporting kits to work as real reporters from day one.

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

Start Date

09/2024

Location

Parkside Building Campus

Application Details

Course Code

P501

Institution Code

B25

Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level

B,B,C

General Studies and Critical Thinking subject excluded A maximum of 4 subjects are considered. These can be other A/S Levels (as long in a different subject) A-Levels or Level 3 equivalents.

UCAS Tariff

112

Contextualised reduced tariff offer: 96 tariff points or equivalent e.g. A-level CCC, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.

Scottish Higher

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either five Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of grades BBCCC is required. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers.

Access to HE Diploma

Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at Level 3 with 18 credits at merit or distinction Arts, Media and Publishing subjects preferred but other subjects also considered.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Obtain a minimum of 28 points overall For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB Diploma will be accepted

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include English Language taken at either Ordinary Level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level minimum grade H1/H7 (or A-D / A1-D3 up to and including 2016

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or English Literature and GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above. If you do not have these or are not undertaking them, we accept other Level 2 equivalents, or we may ask you to pass BCU's GCSE equivalency tests.

HNC (BTEC)

Pass with 120 credits at Level 4 with a Distinction profile Must be in a related pathway May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DMM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

AS

General Studies and Critical Thinking subject excluded Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications (AS Levels must be in different subject to A-Levels) to obtain 112 pts

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

Can be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Scottish Advanced Higher

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).

Extended Project

Must be in a topic related to the degree subject being applied for. Can be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

Can be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

Can be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

HND (BTEC)

Pass with 120 credits at Level 4 with a Distinction profile Must be in a related pathway May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.

Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF)

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF)

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate

Can be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

Can be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

Can be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 112 pts

Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

T Level

M

in Digital Production, Design and Development or Media, Broadcast and Production

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England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales £9,250
EU, International £16,085

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