This course aims to offer a challenging postgraduate programme of study with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in print and online media, radio, and TV. It is designed to provide a professional education in journalism, which allows you the chance to develop the practical and intellectual skills necessary for careers in the media.
The course is designed to appeal to those who are concerned with human rights and issues relating to war and peace, and who are looking for the opportunity to develop the journalistic skills necessary to communicate this to a wider public.
You will have the opportunity to undertake the academic analysis of a range of critical approaches to the study of war and the media, journalism and conflict resolution and journalism and international human rights. Your final project provides the chance to focus on a specific area in the field of journalism, war, and international human rights.
How You Study
Teaching is conducted in a variety of ways such as seminars, lectures, workshops and individual tutorials. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills to work as an individual and as a member of a group to produce essays and projects.
Some modules are shared with other programmes in Journalism, which provides opportunities to interact with students from other courses.
Our library provides study and IT facilities and access to a collection of books and journals relating to Journalism Studies.
How You Are Assessed
Assessments are a mixture of essays, presentations, portfolios of journalism, broadcast media packages and timed examinations. However, it should be noted that assessments can be varied from time to time to reflect changes in good practice in both academic and vocational disciplines.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
During term time, prominent journalists give guest lectures to audiences of undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School. Recent speakers have included John Pilger, Nick Davies, William Lewis, Libby Purves, Dorothy Byrne, Angela Rippon and Martin Bell.
First or second class honours degree or equivalent professional experience.
International Students will require the English Language at IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
About the School
Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities.