University of Lincoln


Undergraduate Journalism and Public Relations Courses


Postgraduate Journalism Courses


Lincoln School of Journalism Research

Welcome to the Lincoln School of Journalism

Deborah Wilson - Acting Head of Lincoln School of JournalismThe School of Journalism celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Since the formal launch by celebrated investigative journalist John Pilger in November 2004, our suite of programmes has grown and now we have a portfolio of courses which have a good reputation in related industries, achieve high levels of student satisfaction and produce highly employable graduates.

The character of the Lincoln undergraduate provision is distinctive, with internationally recognised strengths in its teaching of professional practice and the theory of journalism.

Students develop their skills in the School's 7 newsrooms and study a range of critical subject areas such as journalism and international human rights, media history, investigative journalism and journalism ethics.

All of those teaching production elements of the School's curriculum come from relevant industries and many continue to work as award winning journalists. The School's flagship BA Journalism programme is accredited by all three industry bodies; the National Council for the Training of Journalists, the Broadcast Journalism Training Council and the Periodicals Training Council, all of which ensure high standards of teaching and industry relevance.

Meanwhile the research produced by staff in the School is amongst the most impressive in the country with 95% recognised at an international level in the last official Research Assessment Exercise. Visit the Research Assessment Exercise web site.

The innovative postgraduate courses include a Masters in journalism and specialist programmes in sports, science and environmental, arts, and human rights journalism. The UK's only MA in Community Radio is offered at Lincoln and the School also houses a growing number of research degree students, undertaking MRes, M.Phil, PhD and Lincoln's Doctorate of Journalism study.

Internship opportunities are plentiful: the School enjoys strong links with the BBC, regional newspapers and magazines. The University houses an award winning community radio station Siren FM (East Midlands Station of the Year, 2013) on which many journalism students work. The School also has a unique relationship with Lincoln’s award winning local newspaper, the Echo, which provides 50 internships a year.

Visit the School of Journalism on one of our open days, all applicants are invited to further events.  Those applying for the BA Journalism will be expected to attend an interview and workshop day in line with accreditation criteria.

Deborah Wilson
Acting Head of Lincoln School of Journalism

Lincoln school of journalism issue 4

Lincoln School of Journalism Magazine

The School of Journalism Magazine is our opportunity to share with you some of the remarkable work that takes place in our department, from ground-breaking research, to community projects, to the incredible successes of our students. 

LSJ Magazine Issue 4 (PDF) 



Royal Television Society 2013 Award Winner

Student, Besma Ayari's award winning programme on the Arab Spring. Best Factual category winner Royal Television Society National Student Awards