BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

University of The West of Scotland
United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 9,401
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 53,202

Entry Requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBC including English plus Maths at Standard Grade 3 or above, Intermediate 2 or National 4.
  • GCE A-Levels: CCC including English plus GCSE Maths at Grade C or above.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: BBBC including English plus Maths at Ordinary Level grade c.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (to include 2 Higher subjects at 4 points).


Year 1
You are introduced to newswriting and sports reporting skills for print, broadcast and online news providers and will study issues relevant to sport and journalism in the 21st century. In Years 1 and 2 you will also learn about the sports cycle and covering sports press conferences

Year 2
Newswriting and news gathering projects become more advanced and you will continue to develop specialist skills in sports reporting.

Year 3
You will undertake work placement in news organisations, participate in a weekly news production class, examine the role of sports in society and discuss the wider social and cultural responsibilities of journalism. Sports commentary is also covered during this year.

Year 4
You will undertake projects that lead to the completion of an Honours dissertation, researching an aspect of sports journalism. Practical portfolio based work continues and you are encouraged to undertake appropriate workplace experience.

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