BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism offers students the opportunity to explore the vibrant, challenging and diverse magazine industry, while producing practical work in digital and print.
Working out of our suite of fully-equipped newsrooms, students can learn the core values of good journalism and how to apply them on the different media platforms available today. They are also encouraged to develop their own areas of interest and put these into practice in academic and practical work.
How You Study
The course shares some core aspects with BA (Hons) Journalism to enable students to develop the essential skills and knowledge required to work as journalists, including news-gathering, media law, ethics, interviewing and writing. The course also enables students to specialise in magazine journalism in theory, production (print and digital) and writing modules.
Students can learn from industry professionals and academics, and will have the opportunity to produce academic work alongside magazine writing and whole magazine brand projects as they progress through the course. Students can learn digital and multi-platform broadcast journalism in core lectures and seminars, and apply that knowledge in project work.
An exploration of the commercial aspects of modern magazine brands will form part of the course, giving students an insight into the financial, marketing and distribution challenges faced by this multi-faceted industry.
Students will study core journalism modules but will also take specific magazine modules throughout the course which will allow them to follow their own specialism.
Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree
Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.
It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.
How You Are Assessed
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.
Interviews & Applicant Days
Successful applicants will be required to attend an interview to assess their suitability for this course.
Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.
For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our School of English and Journalism Staff Pages.
Entry Requirements 2018-19
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.
If you would like further information about entry requirements or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097 or email email@example.com.
Staff include media professionals with a wide variety of industry experience. The School of English and Journalism has good links with local media, including a work experience programme with a magazine publisher. Please note that students are expected to cover their own transport, accommodation and general living expenses while undertaking placements.
Work experience can form part of the course and we encourage students to seek placements. Previous students in the School of English and Journalism have gained placements on well-known magazine brands or in areas such as public relations and copywriting.
There are a number of other extracurricular activities available for students to develop their writing skills. These include at the University’s student newspaper, news website and community and student radio stations, Siren Radio and Brayford Radio, both based on campus.
When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.
Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.
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 teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.
This course benefits from a suite of newsrooms, with associated work stations and specialist print production software.
At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.
View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.
With more than 7,000 magazine titles in the UK, there are various roles and opportunities available to talented magazine journalists. Previous graduates in the School of English and Journalism have gone on to work at national and local magazine brands across a variety of sectors.
The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.
This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.
Visit our Careers Service pages for further information. [http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/]
For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.
With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.
|Full-time||£9,250 per level||£14,500 per level|
|Part-time||£77.00 per credit point†||N/A|
|Full-time||£9,250 per level||£15,600 per level|
|Part-time||£77.00 per credit point†||N/A|
In 2018/19, fees for all new and continuing undergraduate UK and EU students will be £9,250.
†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.