The University of Winchester
Sports Journalism BA (Hons)
The University of Winchester

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 20 graduates of Sports Journalism BA (Hons) and other courses in Journalism at The University of Winchester for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Journalism.

Overall student satisfaction
61 /100
20 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Media, Journalism and Communications

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Journalism at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22000 £21000 £24500
25-75 percentile range £15000 - £25000 £17000 - £25000 £19500 - £30000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Media, Journalism and Communications

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22011 £20901 £24871
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £25034 £16859 - £25435 £19876 - £30908

Course Description

  • Produce award-winning student journalism while learning from the best in the business
  • Our strong links with industry, including BBC, ITV, ITN and beIn Sports, create excellent placement opportunities and progression into work
  • Benefit from a new fully-equipped newsroom
  • Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

In recent years Winchester University has built a strong reputation for its sports journalism. We have built up a network of partnerships with local and national sporting bodies. We currently have strong relationships with Winchester City Football Club, Totton Football Club, Basingstoke Town Football Club, Basingstoke Bison ice hockey club, Perform sports agency, ITV Sport, Hampshire FA among others. Our graduates are employed at all the major sports broadcasters – BBC Sport, ITV Sport, BT Sport, Sky Sports and beIN Sports.

Our practical sports journalism course teaches you how to produce such compelling digital content as video, audio and text. You learn on the job, working in our 24-hour Multimedia Centre with its purpose-built, industry-standard newsroom and TV and radio studio, computerised radio station and facilities for multi-track audio recording.

Throughout the three-year programme you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a range of roles. In the final year there’s even the chance to work on your own documentary. At our award-winning, student-led news resource, Winchester News Online (WINOL), you work as a reporter in a simulated working newsroom. It is this practical experience that makes our course so widely recognised in the journalism industry as one of the leading sources of editorial talent.

We have one of the most progressive teaching teams in the country, led by award-winning filmmakers, journalists, editors, producers, feature writers and cameramen.

Our programme gives you a mix of practical and analytical skills and the knowledge to prepare for a career in broadcast, print, periodical and electronic journalism. What’s more, your work will speak for itself, providing you with a portfolio to help open doors within the industry.

Accredited by the Broadcasting Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Sports Journalism BA (Hons) at The University of Winchester

15% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Sales occupations
10% Administrative occupations
10% Media Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Customer service occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Administrative occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Sports Journalism, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Sports Journalism BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £16700 year 1
International £16700 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of The University of Winchester in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of The University of Winchester in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #75 
    • #601 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]

See all 13 university rankings of The University of Winchester

About The University of Winchester

The University of Winchester is a publicly funded university, formally affiliated with the Anglican Christian faith, but they make it clear that they accept students from all faiths, or even none at all. As an educational institution, they pointedly disassociate themselves from the anti-intellectualism sometimes present in religious sectors, and instead seek to promote critical thought and intellectually robust students. The university’s primary campus, King Alfred, is situated close to Winchester city centre.

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