University of East London

Course Introduction

Choose the Sports Journalism course at UEL and: discover the techniques that journalists use to cover local and global sporting events, learn from current and former sports journalists who have worked for BBC Sport, talkSPORT Radio, KISS 100, BBC Five Live, BBC World Service, ITV Sport, ITN, Sky and World Soccer Magazine. Cover five sports events or matches as a journalist in your first year, and 10 in your second year. In your final year, track down and interview some of the biggest names in sport. File reports from our brand new newsroom and access our media production centre which offers a TV studio, radio studio, editing suites and Mac laboratories. Make the most of our strong links with sports clubs and associations, as well as media organisations, to gain practical, hands'on experience. UEL has close ties with many Olympic sports following the London 2012 Olympics, when our students worked for Team USA. First'year students also normally get the chance to visit Sky Sports studios. Gain the journalism skills you need to embark on careers including sports journalism, PR and marketing, press office roles and sports agency promotion.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £14,040  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £2,250  Module. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 65%
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level BBC
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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42% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 44%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 85%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 72%

60% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 10
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 25
Unknown 10

20% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 98%

Total Practical: 2%

£4,095 - £4,349
Typical cost of university accommodation

£3,536 - £4,784
Typical cost of private accommodation