Bachelor in Magazine Journalism


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Program Description

BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism offers students the opportunity to explore the vibrant, challenging and diverse magazine industry while producing practical work in digital and print.

Working out of our suite of fully-equipped newsrooms, students can learn the core values of good journalism and how to apply them on the different media platforms available today. They are also encouraged to develop their own areas of interest and put these into practice in academic and practical work.

Staff include media professionals with a variety of industry experience. The School of English and Journalism has good links with local media, as well as its own student newspaper and news website.

How You Study

The course shares some core aspects with BA (Hons) Journalism to enable students to develop the essential skills and knowledge required to work as journalists, including news-gathering, media law, ethics, interviewing and writing. The course enables students to specialise in magazine journalism in theory, production (print and digital) and writing modules.

Students can learn from industry professionals and academics and will have the opportunity to produce academic work alongside magazine writing and whole magazine brand projects as they progress through the course. Students can learn digital and multi-platform broadcast journalism in core lectures and seminars, and apply that knowledge in project work.

An exploration of the commercial aspects of modern magazine brands will form part of the course, giving students an insight into the financial, marketing and distribution challenges faced by this multi-faceted industry.

Students can study core journalism modules and specific magazine modules throughout the course. These can allow them to follow their own specialism in line with their specific interests.

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

Assessment Feedback

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.

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 be required to have at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent), including English.

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

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.

Last updated Mar 2020

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.

Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities. Read less