12 months
14280 GBP/year
10020 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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In the Global Football Journalism programme from University of East London you'll learn how football has established itself as a dominant global phenomenon both on and off the pitch. You'll look at current trends and topics and how football reflects the society we live in. You'll also explore cultural differences and how football journalism is affected across the world.


You'll explore the business and politics that drives so many football news stories, from Super Leagues to the MLS, and importantly you'll learn how to produce multimedia content that tells these stories to a variety of audiences. You'll also have the opportunity to develop other relevant skills including commentary and production.

You will also:

  • Understand to a sophisticated and comprehensive level the distinct world of multi-media football journalism and its employment opportunities in related industries
  • Develop industry-standard, career-focused practical skills and expertise
  • Work collaboratively with other students and colleagues and demonstrate innovative and self-resourcefulness
  • Create original multi-media football content across a range of platforms and formats, utilising a full range of contemporary technologies
  • Research and reflect on the increasing diversity of the football landscape both in the UK and abroad.
  • Research and interpret the diverse sociological, cultural economic, and political contexts of football in the UK and internationally
  • Identify and understand the nature and implementation and benefits of diversity across the football media landscape
  • Reflect critically on football research and academic enquiry
  • Seek and utilise placements and work experience across a diverse range of industry settings

Your future career

With football still one of the most popular sports in the UK and on the planet the desire and need for content has never been more relevant. The Global Football Journalism programme from University of East London will provide graduates with the skills and knowledge of how to produce engaging content about the sport.

The course content will look at football journalism across the globe and provide graduates with skills and awareness. For students already in employment this course will provide three options - an opportunity for a career pivot, to further develop their journalism skills and specialism of football and it's globalisation or act simply as a course to grow and develop your understanding of the football journalism from around the world. Students will learn topics that will enable them to produce insightful content, and demonstrate a significant expertise in the area.

Potential career pathways in journalism include:

  • reporter, either as a freelancer or working within a media outlet
  • researcher, either as a freelancer or working within a media outlet
  • PR and marketing roles for agencies
  • in-house media for clubs and governing bodies

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Essential Global Football Journalism: Writing & Reporting
  • Global Football in Context
  • Professional Practice/Placement
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Global Media, Communication and Development
  • Media and Marketing Communications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ordinary Degree | DipHE
  • Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
  • If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14280 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10020 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10020 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK: Part time: £1,670 Per 30 credit module

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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