• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The BA (Hons) English and Journalism at University of Lincoln 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.
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 Journalism modules are designed to equip students with essential knowledge and skills relevant to today’s rapidly changing media landscape. The English side of the programme follows a chronological study of English literature from the 19th Century to contemporary writing.

Students on the BA (Hons) English and Journalism at University of Lincoln can examine a rich and comprehensive range of works across numerous genres, benefitting from the expertise of research-active staff who are specialists in their field. They are also able to enjoy the culture of a newsroom and develop the skills of a journalist, such as spotting a scoop or developing in-depth feature ideas.

Your Future Career

The University’s journalism programmes are recognised for excellence by the European Journalism Training Association. Graduates may go on to careers in publishing, journalism, advertising, public relations, marketing, the civil service, and communications. Others may choose to continue their studies at postgraduate level.

Lincoln graduates have gone on to work at regional and national media outlets including the BBC, The Daily Mail, Sky Sports News HQ, The Times, and Channel 4.

Students on this course are able to sign up to the Lincoln Award, which is an employability framework designed to support, enhance, and recognise extracurricular activity. Students may also be interested in the Lincoln Award Teaching Training scheme.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Early Victorian Literature: Rebellion and Reform 
  • Essential Journalism 
  • Essential Law 
  • Introduction to Journalism Studies
  • Introduction to Narrative 
  • Introduction to Poetry 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Lincoln

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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