BA Sport Journalism – University of Brighton

Many aspiring sports journalists dream of reporting live from a Premier League press box, and students on our NCTJ-accredited Sport Journalism course get this chance through our exclusive links with Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC.

Our course will develop your skills, including news writing, match reporting, digital skills and shorthand. You will also take the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism, a widely recognised entry-level qualification for professional practice.

The course is taught by media industry professionals and highly respected academics and you’ll learn using our industry-standard facilities.

You’ll benefit from field trips, visiting guest lectures from high-profile sport journalists and gain experience on placement.

You’ll also participate in the running of our journalism website which will act as a showcase for your writing.

NCTJ elective modules offered:

  • Practical magazine journalism
  • Videojournalism for digital platforms
  • Media law court reporting
  • Sports journalism
  • Shorthand for journalists

Job destinations of recent graduates include:

  • Suffolk Live
  • Daily Express
  • Brighton and Hove Albion
  • GiveMeSport
  • Sky Sports News

Keep in touch

Sign up to receive the NCTJ’s eJournalism newsletter. Sent once a month, it will keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in journalism training.