Think you’ve got what it takes to bring news to sports fans from around the world? This Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) accredited sport journalism degree aims to get you into the thick of the action straight away, reporting on local and national sports for both online and traditional media platforms.
Solent University’s Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations subject area was ranked 17th in the Guardian University League Tables 2019.
You’ll work like a professional journalist from the first day, taking residence in Solent’s state-of-the-art media academy newsroom. Supported by an experienced teaching team, you will learn to source and produce editorial content to a deadline.
Students are guided by an experienced teaching team throughout their degree. Members of the team have previously covered major events including Olympic Games; cricket World Cups; football World Cups and European championships; athletic championships, Premier League football and other major events. All lecturers still work in the industry for organisations such as Sky Sports, BBC Sport, ITV Sport and national newspapers, helping students and staff to stay up-to-date with the latest media trends.
This team will support you as you build your professional network and look for work experience positions. Past students have taken placements at national magazines and newspapers, major broadcasters (including the BBC and Sky), public relations agencies, independent radio stations and news websites.
You’ll also be able to get involved in Tibsnews.com, a sports news website created and run by Solent students – to which all students are encouraged to contribute material, across all media platforms.
The South is a fantastic location for sporting activity. Solent University is located near the Ageas Bowl, home of Hampshire Cricket; St Mary’s Stadium, home of Southampton FC; and Solent waters, which hosts major sailing events including the America’s Cup.
What does this course lead to?
Graduates have gone on to find roles such as news or sports reporting, sub-editor, press officer or web content editor for organisations such as Sky Sports F1 team, Sky Sports News, Southern Daily Echo, Daily Mail Sport Online, M&Y Media, GQ magazine, Hampshire Cricket, BBC Sport, ESPN and Portsmouth FC.
Who is this course for?
Sport journalism here at Solent is aimed at the sports writers, broadcasters, presenters and editors of tomorrow. Applicants come from a wide range of academic and creative backgrounds, but all share a passion for competitive sport.
Students graduate having published a range of written and multimedia work, making this course ideal for those who need to build a portfolio.