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MA by Research Journalism

MA by Research Journalism

MA by Research Journalism

MA by Research 1 year 2 years School of English and Journalism Lincoln Campus [L] Validated MA by Research 1 year 2 years School of English and Journalism Lincoln Campus [L] Validated MA by Research 1 year 2 years School of English and Journalism Lincoln Campus [L] Validated

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Introduction

The MA by Research in Journalism is a programme of individual project research aimed at providing an introduction to a variety of research skills and competencies.

This Master’s programme gives you the opportunity to develop the ability to manage a complex research project of your choice, while demonstrating initiative and self-reliance in pursuing research goals.

Graduates may go on to further study at doctoral level and may apply for a PhD within the School, which has an established research environment.

Research Areas, Projects & Topics

Example research areas in the School include:

  • Literary Journalism
  • Media of diaspora
  • International Human Rights and Journalism
  • Digital Journalism
  • Local Journalism
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Documentary Studies
  • Class and Gender

How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisor, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.

How To Apply

Enrolment Dates

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.

In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

Entry Requirements

2:2 honours degree or equivalent experience.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Professor Jane Chapman
jachapman@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 886963

Enquiries:
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk

Facilities

The School is equipped with the latest industry-standard equipment that is vital for the modern, converged world of journalism.

Siren FM, the on-campus community radio station, is housed in the media centre, where you have the opportunity to broadcast to the whole of the Lincoln area.

The latest virtual studio technology is installed in our dedicated TV newsroom.

Career and Personal Development

The MA by Research is designed to provide preparation for a PhD, aiming to equip you with a strong foundation in research skills and independent study through the research and writing of a major dissertation. This may lead to further study at doctoral level or to career opportunities in the media sector.

Introduction

The MA by Research in Journalism is a programme of individual project research aimed at providing an introduction to a variety of research skills and competencies.

This Master’s programme gives you the opportunity to develop the ability to manage a complex research project of your choice, while demonstrating initiative and self-reliance in pursuing research goals.

Graduates may go on to further study at doctoral level and may apply for a PhD within the School, which has an established research environment.

Research Areas, Projects & Topics

Example research areas in the School include:

  • Literary Journalism
  • Media of diaspora
  • International Human Rights and Journalism
  • Digital Journalism
  • Local Journalism
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Documentary Studies
  • Class and Gender

How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisor, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.

How To Apply

Enrolment Dates

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.

In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

Entry Requirements

2:2 honours degree.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Professor Jane Chapman
jachapman@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 886963

Enquiries:
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk

Facilities

The School is equipped with the latest industry-standard equipment that is vital for the modern, converged world of journalism.

Siren FM, the on-campus community radio station, is housed in the media centre, where you have the opportunity to broadcast to the whole of the Lincoln area.

The latest virtual studio technology is installed in our dedicated TV newsroom.

Career and Personal Development

The MA by Research is designed to provide preparation for a PhD, aiming to equip you with a strong foundation in research skills and independent study through the research and writing of a major dissertation. This may lead to further study at doctoral level or to career opportunities in the media sector.

Introduction

The MA by Research in Journalism is a programme of individual project research aimed at providing an introduction to a variety of research skills and competencies.

This Master’s programme gives you the opportunity to develop the ability to manage a complex research project of your choice, while demonstrating initiative and self-reliance in pursuing research goals.

Graduates may go on to further study at doctoral level and may apply for a PhD within the School, which has an established research environment.

Research Areas, Projects & Topics

Example research areas in the School include:

  • Literary Journalism
  • Media of diaspora
  • International Human Rights and Journalism
  • Digital Journalism
  • Local Journalism
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Documentary Studies
  • Class and Gender

How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisor, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.

How To Apply

Enrolment Dates

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.

In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

Entry Requirements

First or second class honours degree.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Professor Jane Chapman
jachapman@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 886963

Enquiries:
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk

Facilities

The School is equipped with the latest industry-standard equipment that is vital for the modern, converged world of journalism.

Siren FM, the on-campus community radio station, is housed in the media centre, where you have the opportunity to broadcast to the whole of the Lincoln area.

The latest virtual studio technology is installed in our dedicated TV newsroom.

Career and Personal Development

The MA by Research is designed to provide preparation for a PhD, aiming to equip you with a strong foundation in research skills and independent study through the research and writing of a major dissertation. This may lead to further study at doctoral level or to career opportunities in the media sector.

Tuition Fees

 

2018/19 Entry* Full-time Part-time
Home/EU £4,246**** £2,123****
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship** 25% reduction)
£3,184**** £1,592****
International £15,300 £7,650
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship £2,000 reduction)***
£13,300 £6,650
Thesis Pending Home/EU (MPhil/PhD only) £682 £682
Thesis Pending International (MPhil/PhD only) £2,219 £2,219


* Academic year August - July
** UoL Alumni students only enrolling on to a Postgraduate Research programme. 25% Offset against the tuition fee payable for each year of study.
*** All International students holding a UoL degree when enrolling on a PG programme. First year’s fees only.

**** Estimated RCUK fee for 2018/19. The University of Lincoln sets its fees in line with the Research Councils UK (RCUK) research fee support level. For home students commencing in 2018 this will be set early in the New Year. The indicative fee level from RCUK for 2017/18 is £4,195. For 2018 this fee is expected to increase in line with inflation, based on the Treasury GDP deflator.

Research students may be required to pay additional fees in addition to cover the cost of specialist resources, equipment and access to any specialist collections that may be required to support their research project. These will be informed by the research proposal submitted and will be calculated on an individual basis. Any additional fees will be outlined in your offer letter, prior to accepting your place at the University of Lincoln.

Guidance for Postgraduate Fees

Postgraduate Research

Full time and part time postgraduate research students will be invoiced the published set fee each academic year enrolled, up to the point of thesis submission.

Upon first enrolment, the full set fee is payable.

All continuing students are required to re-enrol on their anniversary of their first enrolment. The relevant set full time or part time fee is payable by all continuing students on re-enrolment.

A reduced ‘writing-up’ fee in the 12 month period prior to thesis submission may be applicable subject to your progress. After your Viva Voce examination, additional fees will be payable if a second Viva Voce examination is required.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.