English and journalism at Solent
English, writing and media communications skills are in high demand in our digital age. Beyond the classic roles of author, copywriter, journalist or broadcaster, an English or journalism degree opens up a huge range of opportunities – everything from public relations to digital content, publishing to social media.
At Solent, you can perfect your communication skills with a blend of creative and practical techniques, so you can find your unique voice and learn the essential skills to work in the specialised professional worlds of broadcast, publishing and beyond.
Studying English and creative writing, you will explore and expand your grasp of language and all its possibilities, diving into literary theory, poetry, writing, play texts and publishing to broaden your horizons, experiences and opportunities, becoming a more innovative and globally conscious writer and honing your editorial and professional publishing skills with in-depth knowledge of your field.
On our sports journalism courses, you can take your passion for the game to develop not only your writing but all the professional skills of a modern journalist, from research and video editing to interview techniques, presentation and more, applying your passion and sports knowledge for television, radio and streaming through video and audio production.
Our courses encourage students to develop their editorial and technical skills, build relationships with external clients and produce a portfolio of video, audio and academic material to showcase their abilities to potential employers.
Our enthusiastic and passionate academic staff have experience in writing-based careers and as journalists, and are actively engaged with current research within the creative industries.
BA (Hons) Sports JournalismTurn your love of sport into a career of writing and reporting. On this degree, you’ll dive straight into the action and gain hands-on experience as a sports journalist.
Our vibrant campus provides state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, the Spark, is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces.
The library is open 24/7 during peak periods in term-time. Situated over five floors, the library gives students and staff access to over 150,000 books in print and online, and over 33,000 e-journals, as well as group and individual study spaces, 400 PCs and Macs, and 100 laptops. Sports journalism students benefit from a multi-million-pound investment in state-of-the-art media facilities. That means TV and radio studios, a wide range of TV, photography and video equipment freely loaned to students, a dedicated industry-standard newsroom and edit suites with the latest
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- Max WhittleGraduateGraduated: 2014
- Daniel SheldonSports JournalistGraduated: 2018
- Ellie HarriesJournalistGraduated: 2016
- Angela BarnesGraduateGraduated: 2008
- Hollie WardGraduateGraduated: 2017
- Emily SmithFreelance EditorGraduated: 2020
- Abby CoombesGraduateGraduated: 2020
- Joshua JonesGraduateGraduated: 2018