This two-year foundation degree course will train you to work as a specialist sports journalist and to write for a variety of media, in print, online and over the airwaves.
You’ll be joining one of the country’s oldest and best-known journalism schools. Experienced journalists will teach you the trade on specialist course modules covering topics such as news writing, sports reporting, sub-editing, page layout, shorthand, radio and online reporting.
There’s a strong practical content, including projects and workshops with fellow students and visits to venues where you can cover and report on live events. Thanks to our industry connections we regularly welcome professional sports journalists here as guest speakers or tutors. We also use our contacts to develop work experience and volunteering opportunities for our students, for example on newspapers or magazines.
You’ll study the history and development of sports journalism, as well as the ethical and legal issues that you’ll need to consider, more than ever, as a working journalist – and you’ll learn how to develop contacts and business within the industry.
Additionally you’ll get to explore and practise specialisms such as photojournalism and multimedia journalism. We’ve excellent facilities on-site to help you, including industry-standard video cameras and editing software, multimedia studios and radio equipment.
Anglia Ruskin University validates the course and you’ll complete six course modules per year. Learning and teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, enquiry-based learning, project work and work experience.
The Journalism Centre at Harlow College is one of the oldest journalism schools in the country and the industry sees us a leading trainer. The National Council for the Training of Journalists accredits the course.
We’ve strong links with the news industry, as well as with local sports teams, so you’re in a good position to network with future employers and pick up work experience opportunities. Our graduates have gone on to work in mainstream journalism, and with leading sports titles, broadcasters and online publishers.
We’ll assess your progress mainly using your portfolio although there’ll be some exams.
Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.
Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.
If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.
Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE), whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, as well as nine international research clusters, such as the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Entry requirements are for September 2016 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.
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