Sports Journalism with a Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Course Overview - Sports Journalism with a Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Get practical preparation for a career in sports journalism with our BA (Hons) Sports Journalism with Foundation Year 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 live blogs. 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

4 Years

Start Date

09/2024

Location

Parkside Building Campus

Application Details

Course Code

P50H

Institution Code

B25

Points of Entry

Foundation, Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level

C,D,D

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

80

Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.

Scottish Higher

Achieve a minimum of 80 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 DDD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers).

Access to HE Diploma

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

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Obtain a minimum of 24 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)

MMP

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

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 80 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.

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 80 pts

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MMP

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

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 80 pts

AS

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications (AS Levels must be in different subject to A-Levels) to obtain 80 pts

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 80 pts

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP

Scottish Advanced Higher

Achieve a minimum of 80 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 DDD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers).

Extended Project

Must be in a topic related to the degree subject being applied for Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 80 pts

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

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 80 pts

Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 80 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 80 pts

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 80 pts

Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF)

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 80 pts

Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF)

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 80 pts

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

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 80 pts

OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 80 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 80 pts

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 80 pts

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 80 pts

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

Considered with a maximum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 80 pts

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

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

Scottish HND

T Level

Pass (C and above)

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

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EU, International £16,085

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