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BA (Hons) Football Journalism

Why choose this course?

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

  • We have teamed up with Derby County Ladies to offer three full tuition fee scholarships for women starting this course in 2018, ‌find out more now.
  • 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. Our students (Derby Uni Footy Journos) were out in Holland reporting on the Woman's Euros 2017. Student Holly Percival chatted to England boss Mark Sampson at St George's Park ahead of the 2017 Women's Euros in Holland:

  • 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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