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BA (Hons)Journalism Studies and Sports Studies

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
Tuition fee £15,100 per year
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A degree in Journalism Studies from the University of Stirling equips you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you’ll need to make a mark in this rapidly-evolving arena.

With over 30 years of experience in researching and teaching journalism, the University of Stirling has established a reputation as one of the UK’s top institutions in the field. This course covers both theoretical and practical aspects of journalism, and offers an in-depth, critical understanding of practice. You’ll work individually and in groups to write articles and prepare portfolios; create pages for print and online news platforms; produce and edit visuals; and contribute to class blogs. Everything you do will deepen your understanding of how professional journalists operate across broadcast, online and print media – and by the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to take your place among them.

This course provides the graduates with a breadth of knowledge and practical experiences that can be applied to a wide range of sport related careers. You can choose from modules exploring four subject areas:

Sports Policy and Management
Physical Activity and Health
Development of Sport
Sport, Culture and Society
In addition, our extracurricular volunteering opportunities and Sport Union clubs enable you to earn qualifications and gain valuable sport management experience alongside your academic degree.

Career opportunities

Journalism courses open the door to a range of careers where creativity, writing, communication and research skills, are invaluable. Job possibilities include:

Broadcast Journalist
Magazine Journalist
Newspaper Journalist
Online/Digital Journalist
Newspaper Editor/sub-editor
Publishing Copy-editor/Proof-reader
Editorial Assistant
Communications Manager/Officer
Public Relations Officer
Political communications

University of Stirling has extensive links with the media industry, and many of our graduates have pursued successful careers in print, broadcast and online journalism.

This is set to continue as Scotland hosts a number of future sporting events. Many of the graduates have gone on to work as:

sport development officers, working with sporting governing bodies to develop sport – both here in Scotland and abroad
managers of sport facilities in sport and leisure trusts across the UK
administrators for national governing bodies and sport policy agencies, such as sportscotland
sport officers working with charities in developing nations to use sport to build communities
personal trainers in health and fitness organisations
coaches working with development teams in a number of sports, such as football and rugby

This course is designed to enhance knowledge and understanding of sport across a range of academic disciplines, and prepares students for a variety of careers in sport.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States