Taught course

Sports Journalism

University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Journalism

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Prepare for an exciting career in sports journalism with this Master’s
programme, run by former and currently practising sports journalists. You will be taught to report on local and national sports events and given the opportunity to broadcast and produce your own sports content on one of our campus-based media platforms.

The School of English & Journalism enjoys close working relationships with BBC Sport and BBC Radio 5 Live, Talk Sport, MUTV, ITV and Lincoln’s award-winning newspaper, the Lincolnshire Echo. The programme’s work placement scheme gives you the opportunity to gain practical experience for a career in this sector.

You will hear from some leading names in sports journalism. Recent speakers have included BBC Director of London 2012 Roger Mosey, Controller of 5 Live Jonathan Wall, Editor of FourFourTwo David Hall and ITV commentator Clive Tyldesley.

The School of English & Journalism is one of the first institutions in Europe to be awarded a 'Recognised for Excellence' accolade by the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA).

Days taught: Thursday and Friday.

Information for international students

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each element, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

As a University of Lincoln postgraduate student, you may be eligible to apply for one of our generous scholarship packages. For more information about postgraduate funding and scholarships, please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

John Cafferkey
+44 (0)1522 886644