Journalism (Sports), M.A. | University of Lincoln | Lincoln, United Kingdom
12 months
16300 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Now an essential part of many news organisations, sports journalism has become a well-respected element of the media. Combing a passion for sports with the practical skills of being a journalist, this Journalism (Sports) programme at University of Lincoln  aims to prepare graduates for a career in this exciting arena.

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At Lincoln, a digital news room culture offers students the chance to develop the skills needed to report on local and national sporting events. Alongside a series of practical workshops and seminars, students have the opportunity to broadcast and produce their own sports content.

Students in the Journalism (Sports) programme at University of Lincoln  will have the chance to undertake a ten-day work placement, allowing them to gain hands-on experience. Previously students have secured placements with BBC Sport, BBC Radio 5 Live, talkSPORT, and ITV. Please note that students are responsible for their travel, accommodation, and general living costs while undertaking a work placement.

Career and Personal Development

A career in Sports Journalism can provide a stimulating and rewarding environment, working to tight deadlines in an ever-changing landscape while writing about a topic you are passionate about.

Graduates from MSc Journalism Sport can develop the skills needed for a career in print media, broadcasting, or online.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Research Methods 
  • Contemporary Issues in Sports Journalism 
  • Journalism Production
  • MA Journalism - Final Project or Dissertation
  • Essential Reporting 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Places are limited for some courses, so it is best to submit your application as early as possible. 


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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • First or second class honours degree or equivalent professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16300 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time Home: £50 per credit point
  • Part-time International: £91 per credit point

Living costs for Lincoln

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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