BA (Hons) Sports Journalism (with Foundation year)

University of East London (UEL)
United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 46,488
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 55,269

Entry Requirements

  • A Level: Must include passes at A2 in at least one subject.
  • BTEC: Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF)
  • International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the university.

Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

English Language Requirements:

  • Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).


You’ll learn about all aspects of sports journalism from the challenge of filing a match report within seconds of the final whistle to producing sport for television.

Think of London as being your classroom. You’ll develop your skills by attending sports events in the capital and tracking down interviewees. Our students have covered the Europa League final in Dublin and interviewed sports stars past and present such as Ray Wilkins, Andre Villas-Boas and Alastair Cook.

You’ll be expected to attend matches and other sports events regularly, as well as going to press conferences. It’s proper journalism, not taking in information second-hand through the internet and TV.

The course also aims to put sport and journalism in a wider context, looking at how they are linked to politics, national identity, commerce, and even film and music.

We’re also the only university to offer you the chance of studying for the Professional Certificate In Journalism. That means you can earn an important professional qualification to go with your degree.

Foundation Year

  • Academic Development 
  • Independent Project 
  • Reporting London


  • London and History 
  • London and Literature 
  • Media, Culture and Society 
  • Visual Communication 
  • Creative Digital Practice 

Year 1

  • Sports Writing and Reporting 
  • Photo, audio and video Journalism 
  • Development of Sport


  • Sports Journalism in Question

Year 2

  • Rising East (Sports Reporting)
  • Law, Ethics and Business 
  • Multimedia Sports Reporting) 


  • Journalism Studies 
  • Long Form Journalism 

Year 3

  • Rising East (Editing Sport) 
  • Sports Magazine (Print or Television) (Editing Sport) 


  • Journalism Manifesto 
  • Sport, Media and Business 
  • Public Relations and Promotion 
  • Dissertation (Sports/Journalism) 
  • Insight

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