Portfolio interview information

The University is not conducting any face to face interviews at present. Alternative arrangements, where applicable, are currently being decided by the individual programme teams. Please do not attend the University campuses for an interview.

If you have been invited to an interview, you will shortly receive an email with the next steps.

BA (Hons) Football Journalism Interview Information

Your interview experience is an exciting opportunity for you to demonstrate your passion for the course you are applying for.

Applicant information session and interview

Your applicant information session is an exciting opportunity for you to demonstrate your passion for football journalism.

What happens on the day? 

The session will allow you to find out all about the course and ask us any questions you have.  Although not a formal interview, you will get the chance to show how much you want to be a journalist. 

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

Derby is the first university in the UK to develop a specialist BA (Hons) degree in Football Journalism. It offers you a clearly defined path to working in the football industry and meets the growing demand for highly knowledgeable, highly skilled multimedia journalists.

Our graduates have jobs in local and national newspapers and websites, radio stations, and working for football clubs.

Interview location

Interviews for this course take place at Markeaton Street, Derby Campus.

The address is:

University of Derby
Markeaton Street
DE22 3AW

Find more information here on how to get to our campuses, including maps.

On arrival, please report to the Main Reception, where you will be met by a course representative.

Important note regarding parking when visiting our Markeaton Street site: There is limited car parking available around the Markeaton Street site and no parking available on site, except for disabled access. You may however be able to use the Pay and Display car park (car park 1) at our Kedleston Road site. The parking charges are £5.20 for the day and the machine takes cash (exact change). The Markeaton Street site is approximately a 15-minute walk from the car park, or there are regular free shuttle buses (bus number 4 from our Kedleston Road site). Please allow at least 30 minutes to get from Kedleston Road to the Markeaton Street site.

If you are arriving by train there are taxis outside the station and the Unibus stops outside the station at regular intervals. Travelling to Derby by bus.

When attending your interview, please allow plenty of time for travelling and parking as the roads around the University can be very busy.

Any special requirements?

Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments, particularly if you have any disability or special needs, to help us to assist you in the interview process, eg any access or communication issues.

Please note: If you are bringing someone with you they will not be able to stay with you during the selection process, however they are welcome to stay on-site and make use of our wide range of food and drink outlets.

Is the interview day compulsory?

Yes. You will need to attend the interview before we can make you an offer on the programme.

What happens if I am running late on the day?

We know that delays are sometimes unavoidable so, if you are running late on the day, please contact us as soon as you are able to and let us know your estimated arrival time. If necessary, we can tell you any alternate arrangements for your interview. In some instances, if you expect to be significantly late, we may suggest you book for a different date.

Can I visit the halls/campus?

Depending on the course, you may have the opportunity to visit halls on the day of your interview. If this has been arranged, you will be given more details on your arrival. If you attend a University of Derby Open Day you will have the opportunity to visit halls and see the different types of accommodation on offer. If you are made an offer to study with us we also offer visits to halls as part of our Applicant Day experience.

You can also take a Virtual Tour of our campuses and halls of residence.

And finally…

Should you have any questions, or if you require any reasonable adjustments to attend the interview, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone: +44 (0)1332 591167 or email: myinterview@derby.ac.uk.