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Journalism and Sports Studies BA/BSc (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • State-of-the-art Journalism facilities, including our new broadcasting suite officially opened by BBC’s Nick Owen in October 2013
  • Excellent work placement opportunities, developed in collaboration with local organisations, including the BBC
  • Students are taught by experienced, trained and practising journalists and also benefit from an exciting programme of guest lecturers from within the industry
  • Create and manage your Sports Studies programme from a uniquely broad selection of topic areas from sports science to sport sociology, from practical teaching/coaching to sport management and development
  • Our Sports facilities for studying and researching are BASES accredited and equipped with all the necessary technology to help you study for modules in the early years and conduct research in your final year
  • Gain workplace experience and gain credits for your degree
  • Enjoy the tutorship of staff at the cutting edge of professional and academic work

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For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Journalism and Sports Studies.

Worcester was the perfect fit for me. The course and study were relevant and really helped in terms of vocational skills. My lecturers and staff at the digital arts centre (DAC) gave me the confidence to give it a go.

Tom El-Shawk, BA Journalism graduate.


Entry requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points.

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) may be required for some modules


Study options

Full-time or part-time study available

Get in touch

Claire Wolfe
Course Leader, Journalism
01905 542240

Claire-Marie Roberts
Sports Studies
01905 542587

Admissions Office
01905 855111

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

Introduction to Journalism
Journalism Law and Ethics


Module options:

Introduction to Broadcast Journalism
Introduction to Feature Writing
Internet Journalism
Introduction to Photojournalism
Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science
Sociocultural Studies in Sport, Physical Activity and Exercise
Introduction to Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition
Foundations of Sport Management
Exercise Training and Prescription
Adapted Physical Activity, Sport and Disability
Sport Tourism and Event Management       

Year 2

Core modules:

Journalism, Law, Ethics and Society


Module options:

Magazine Journalism
Sports Journalism
Reporting Politics (1)
Developing your Media Career
Digital Reporting Techniques
Intermediate Feature Writing
Practical Journalism Skills
Digital Photography
The Research Process
Historical and Sociological Perspectives in Sport and Exercise
Scientific Underpinnings of Physical Activity, Exercise and Health
Sport Operational Management
Sport Event Operations
Motor Skill Progression
Sport and Disability
Sport Journalism       

Year 3

Core modules:

Contemporary Issues in Sport


Module options:

Reporting Politics (2)
Work Placement
Broadcast Research Skills
Advanced Journalism (Theory and Practice)
Advanced Print Production
Negotiated Project
Live Radio News Production
Live Television News Production
Live New Production (Radio & TV)
Documentary Photography
Green Media
Independent Study
Work Based Learning
Independent Study
Socio-cultural Critique of Global and Olympic Sports
Work Based Learning
Contemporary Issues In Sport
The Sports Entrepreneur
Sport Strategy in Action
Group Dynamics in Sport
Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease
The Developing Child in Sport Advanced Sport and Disability



The University of Worcester Journalism course will provide you with practical skills to work as a journalist or researcher, or in related communications jobs such as those in public relations. You will be well placed to progress to postgraduate study in journalism or in a wide range of other areas. Students have found employment in the following areas: radio presenting, sports media, both local and national, media research, journalism, event organising, media planning, television, theatre, marketing, public relations, campaigns, teaching and further study.

Sports Studies is a flexible sports degree that provides an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers, for example in sports development and management, sports coaching, physical education teaching, research, public services, professional sport and health and fitness management. This is also an ideal base for postgraduate study additionally students may have the opportunity to take part in research projects.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Journalism and Sports Studies BA/BSc (Hons) - PC5P

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

How to apply

Part-time applications

If you would like to apply to study this course part time, please complete our online application form.

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