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What will I learn?

This course run by former and current sports journalists, designed to prepare you for an exciting career in sports journalism. You will have the chance to develop the skills to report on local and national sports events and have the opportunity to broadcast and produce your own sports content on one of our campus-based media platforms. The programme’s work placement scheme gives you the opportunity to gain practical experience designed to help prepare you for a career in this sector. Previously, students have been able to draw on experience with BBC Sport and BBC Radio 5 Live, talkSPORT and ITV. Please note that students are responsible for their travel, accommodation and general living costs while undertaking a work placement. You may have the opportunity to hear from a number of guest speakers. Recent speakers have included BBC Director of London 2012 Roger Mosey, Controller of 5 Live Jonathan Wall, Editor of FourFourTwo David Hall and ITV commentator Clive Tyldesley.

The School of English and Journalism is one of the first institutions in Europe to be awarded a 'Recognised for Excellence' accolade by the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA). Career and Personal Development: This programme aims to prepare you for careers in print, broadcast and digital journalism and for roles in corporate communications and public relations. Recent graduates have gone on to work for BBC Sport, MUTV, worldfootball.net, talkSport, The Scotsman, the Irish Independent and Motor Sport magazine. Careers Services: The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University.

Which department am I in?

School of English and Journalism

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,000.00 (16,51,973) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

4 October 2021

Venue

Lincoln (Main Site)

Brayford Pool,

Lincoln,

Lincolnshire,

LN6 7TS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry requirements for postgraduate (master degree) programmes vary by course although applicants must successfully complete a US Bachelor degree from a recognised institution with a minimum GPA of 2.8 (some courses may require a GPA of 3.2). Some of our postgraduate programmes, the major / content of your undergraduate degree will be taken into consideration. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each band score). Some courses require a higher IELTS score.

For international students

Students need to have a first or second class honours degree or equivalent professional experience. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 overall, with a (minimum score 6.5 in all components). TOEFL IBT with overall score of 100.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Lincoln

Over the past two decades the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million to provide a modern, student-centred environment.

  • Top 150 young university in the world (THE, 2020)
  • Ranked 17th in The Guardian Good University Guide 2020
  • Multicultural community of students from 100+ countries
  • Located in the heart of the historic city of Lincoln