Bachelor in Sports Journalism


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Program Description

The BA (Hons) Sports Journalism is a specialist degree offering students the opportunity to develop core journalistic skills in preparation for careers in the media working with the local, national and international sport.

Working in our fully equipped newsrooms, students will have the opportunity to produce video, audio, and written content to be published on digital and traditional platforms.

Students have the opportunity to develop their writing skills at the University's website, as well as at our community and student radio stations, Siren Radio and Brayford Radio, both based on campus.

How You Study

With teaching from industry professionals and academics, students can learn how to operate as a sports journalist, in addition to developing the core journalistic skills of news-gathering, media law, ethics, interviewing and writing. Students will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of digital and multiplatform broadcast journalism and apply that knowledge in project work, which will allow students to focus on particular aspects of the sports industry.

An understanding of the commercial aspects of sports reporting will form part of the course, giving students an insight into the financial and business elements of national and international sports, as well as an understanding of the cultural and social implications of reporting sport in the contemporary world.

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 (unless stated differently above).

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.


Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teachings and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Entry Requirements

  • GCE Advanced Levels: BBC
  • International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level-3 credits to include 30 at merit or above

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

Mature students with extensive relevant experience will be selected on individual merit. All relevant work experience should be noted on the application form.

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