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Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Sports Journalism

Become an expert multimedia journalist specialising in sports journalism. You’ll develop knowledge of research, reporting, dissemination and promotion.

Sports Journalism

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Study sports journalism within the wider context of journalism as a practice
  • Learn how to produce real journalism content within ethical, legal and institutional constraints and influences
  • Practise assessing and analysing the developing market
  • Gain a historical and theoretical understanding of journalism, and sports journalism’s rich past and challenging future
  • Be encouraged to create content for traditional and emerging platforms 
  • Develop your transferable content production skills
  • Start to build your professional contacts and confidence

Hands-on experience

Gaining experience will be an important part of your course. We have strong links with industry, and you’ll be encouraged to take advantage of work experience opportunities to develop your professional skills.


Placement opportunities will give you the chance to encounter real-life journalism. Our students have completed placements with The Independent, The One Show, local radio and newspapers.

Guest lectures

Our guest lecture programme will give you access to experts in industry. To view and register for any upcoming guest lectures, visit our university events webpage


Why study Sports Journalism at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Specialise as you develop your knowledge of journalism
  2. Study and work in a city with a fast-rising reputation as a media hub
  3. Specialist facilities to create multimedia content
  4. Open doors to working in a practical environment, such as at the BBC, Sky Sports and a variety of local and national media companies
  5. Gain insights from leaders from across the business world in Leeds Business School's guest lecture series