The BA (Hons) English and Journalism combines a study of English literature with a grounding in a vibrant newsroom environment.
The study of two closely related fields such as English and Journalism encourages students to analyse a diverse range of literary approaches. The Journalism modules are designed to equip students with essential knowledge and skills relevant to today’s rapidly changing world of media. This course also provides the opportunity for students to undertake a chronological study of English literature and to examine a rich and comprehensive range of works.
At Lincoln, the newsroom culture gives students the opportunity to develop the skills of a journalist, such as spotting a scoop or developing in-depth feature ideas.
How You Study
During the first and second years, students are introduced to literary forms and theories, and texts and authors from the early 19th Century through to the present day. There are modules on producing content for print and broadcast media within a journalistic context.
In the third year, students can choose from a wide range of optional modules and have the opportunity to undertake a work placement to gain real-world experience. Students also produce a dissertation on a topic of their choice.
Students may choose to undertake a work placement to gain valuable experience in the field. Potential costs relating to optional work placements are outlined in the Placements tab.
Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree
Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.
It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in an independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in an independent study.
How You Are Assessed
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
Methods of Assessment
The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.
Many English and Journalism academics are engaged in research which directly informs teaching. There are particular strengths in 21st Century literature, 19th Century literature and Gothic studies.
Staff in the School of English and Journalism currently include award-winning media professionals who bring a diverse range of experience and expertise. Past visiting speakers have included journalist, newsreader and presenter Angela Rippon, and Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4 Dorothy Byrne.
- GCE Advanced Levels: BBC
- International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall
- BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
- Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points
Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.
EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each element or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.
We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
About the School
Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities.