The Course

On the BA (Hons) Journalism degree students are encouraged to put journalistic theory into practice and have opportunities to produce news content to a professional standard while exploring the ethical and legal considerations of the industry.

At Lincoln, a newsroom culture enables students to develop the skills and instincts of a journalist, from spotting a scoop to developing in-depth feature ideas. Students work in industry-standard newsrooms with rolling news feeds, print production and design software, producing broadcast content in digital radio and television studios.

The School of English and Journalism is staffed by media professionals, bringing a diverse range of experience and expertise. The course is taught by academics, researchers and practising journalists. Angela Rippon is a Visiting Professor in the School.

Accreditations

On the BA (Hons) Journalism degree students are encouraged to put journalistic theory into practice and have opportunities to produce news content to a professional standard while exploring the ethical and legal considerations of the industry.

At Lincoln, a newsroom culture enables students to develop the skills and instincts of a journalist, from spotting a scoop to developing in-depth feature ideas. Students work in industry-standard newsrooms with rolling news feeds, print production and design software, producing broadcast content in digital radio and television studios.

The School of English and Journalism is staffed by media professionals, bringing a diverse range of experience and expertise. The course is taught by academics, researchers and practising journalists. Angela Rippon is a Visiting Professor in the School.

How You Study

Lincoln students have the opportunity to examine journalism in its historical and theoretical contexts, exploring essential ethical and legal considerations. They will have the chance to put theory into practice, producing news content across print, online, radio and television platforms.

Taking a multi-platform approach from the outset, students have the opportunity to explore the fundamental principles of journalistic practice and produce news items on a regular basis in your first year. In the second and third years, students can choose from a range of theoretical and practical modules, including broadcast, print and online production, international human rights and ethics.

In the final year of the degree, students can select from modules including broadcast news and features, sports journalism, conflict reporting and international media. There is also a compulsory module in which students reflect upon 15 days of work placement experience. Please note that students are expected to cover their own transport, accommodation and general living expenses while undertaking this placement.

Although not compulsory, students are expected to find work placement opportunities throughout their studies. The School’s industry links can help students to secure work placements with media organisations.

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.

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

Program taught in:
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Last updated April 26, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2019
Duration
3 years
Full-time
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15,900 GBP
per level. International students. | Home/EU students: £9,250 per level
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