The media landscape has changed almost beyond recognition in recent years following a digital revolution. In that time, sports journalism has also developed to become the fastest growing sector in UK media.
Traditional print and broadcast sports journalism, while still powerful platforms for communication, are being forced to adapt and change in order to survive in a new and rapidly-developing media environment. Journalists of all disciplines are now expected to develop a range of digital and social media skills which enable them to tell a story across a number of platforms in order to reach a wider global audience.
At UCFB, a world-first in sports education, we offer unique media degree programmes designed to equip students with a range of sports journalism, broadcast media and business skills to maximise their employability upon graduation and to thrive in the rewarding sports media industry.
Studying at our inspirational campuses in London and Manchester, which have the state-of-the-art Wembley and Etihad Stadium at their heart, students are taught by best-in-class academics and have the opportunity to apply for amazing work experience placements in the UK and abroad. Previous students have worked with the media team at the UEFA Champions League final and England international games at Wembley.
On top of this, UCFB’s Executive Guest Speaker Series allows students the weekly opportunity to hear from industry professionals, ask them questions and gain key contacts for their future careers. Speakers in recent months have included BBC presenter Gabby Logan, the Daily Mail’s chief sports reporter Matt Lawton and former FA communications director Adrian Bevington.
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism and BA (Hons) Football Business & Media is available to study at UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus. BA (Hons) Sports Business & Broadcasting is available at UCFB Wembley.