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BA (Hons) Football Journalism with Foundation Year

University of Derby Number 1 University in the East Midlands for graduate employment

Why choose this course?

Combine your passion for football with high level journalism skills on the only course of its kind in the country.

  • If you have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly on to the Honours degree programme, you can choose to start at Foundation Year stage.
  • Join the next generation of talented football journalists at a time when interest in the ‘beautiful game’ has never been higher
  • Enjoy substantial practical experience of researching and producing powerful print, radio, TV and online football stories
  • Get to grips with the latest techniques and technologies which are transforming journalism in an era of digital news
  • Learn about the culture, history and practice of the football industry and the media that surrounds it
  • Gain invaluable insights through work placements within football and media organisations
  • Benefit from our outstanding facilities which include TV and radio studios as well as a fully equipped newsroom
  • Build the core practical and intellectual skills of a journalist so that you’re also equipped for a broad range of media careers beyond the world of sport. 

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