UCFB is a college of Bucks New University and this course is available to applicants from the UK, EU and EEA only.
The media landscape has changed almost beyond recognition in recent years following a digital revolution which has paved the way for a 24-hour rolling news agenda on TV and the internet. In that time, sport journalism has also developed to become the fastest growing sector in UK media.
Traditional print and broadcast sport journalism, while still powerful communications platforms, are being forced to adapt and change in order to survive in a new and rapidly-developing media environment. As a result, sport journalists 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, often global, audience.
The Multimedia Sports Journalism degree at UCFB is designed to equip students with a range of journalism and broadcast media skills to maximise their employability upon graduation.
This course is available with a Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.
Find out more at ucfb.com.
UCAS CODE: MSJ1
This degree aims to provide students with all the necessary skills and theoretical understanding to succeed in this new and exciting media age.
Students should graduate with a detailed understanding of social and digital sports media, media law and ethics, broadcast journalism, television production, online journalism and contemporary issues in sport media, among other key, relevant topics.
More information on the content of this course can be found at ucfb.com.
Teaching and Learning
Your course consists of a combination of structured learning and teaching activities and independent learning. The programme specification will provide more information on the specific learning and teaching activities on this course.
Your overall workload will include your learning and teaching activities and independent learning with total study time of around 10 hours being worth 1 credit. While your actual contact hours will depend on any option modules you choose.
Year 1: 31 percent of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
|Teaching, learning and assessment:||368 hours|
|Independent learning:||832 hours|
Year 2: 31 percent of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
|Teaching, learning and assessment:||376 hours|
|Independent learning:||824 hours|
Year 3: 26 percent of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
|Teaching, learning and assessment:||316 hours|
|Independent learning:||804 hours|
You will be given opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. This may take the form of practice or ‘formative’ assessments for which you will receive feedback from your tutor. Formative assessments are developmental and any marks you receive do not count towards your overall module mark. There is at least one formal or ‘summative’ assessment towards the end of each module. The marks from summative assessments do count towards your overall module mark.
Assessment methods vary, but your programme specification will provide more information on the specific methods used on this course. You can find out more about the assessment methods used across the University in the assessment guide on the Academic Advice pages.
Balance of assessment
The balance of assessment will vary depending on any option modules you choose. Assessments are broken down into coursework, written exams or practical. Coursework covers both written work such as essays and reports and practical work such as the preparation of a portfolio and project outputs completed on many art and design programmes. Exams include both formal written exams and in-class time-constrained assessments or TCAs. Practical assessments largely consist of oral presentations and contributions to seminars, and competency-based activities such as clinical or lab skills.
|80 percent coursework||10 percent written exams||10 percent practical|
|80 percent coursework||0 percent written exams||20 percent practical|
|95 percent coursework||0 percent written exams||5 percent practical|
Please note: The percentages above do not include any pass/fail elements as these do not contribute to the overall degree classification. All modules must be successfully completed for credit to be awarded.
You will receive feedback on all assessed coursework and practical assignments and we aim to provide this within three weeks. Feedback on examinations is also available on request.
Assessment feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module leader.
What are the course entry requirements?
Please visit our partner college's website for entry requirements.
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits (typically either 15 or 30 credits for undergraduate courses). Compulsory (or ‘core’) modules cover key subject knowledge, while ‘option’ modules enable you to develop your own interests. For a full-time course you must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of option modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at each level. You can find more information about how your course is structured via the Academic Advice pages.
Our teaching is informed by research and employer requirements, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the subject area. In addition, where we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an option module, this may not be offered. If an option module does not run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
The modules available on this course are as follows:
- Please visit our partner college's website for module details.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow