Taught course

International Journalism

University of Lincoln · School of English and Journalism

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Entry requirements

Applicants will require a first or second class honours degree from any subject. Relevant professional experience will also be considered.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages:


Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page:

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses.


These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

For up to date entry requirements please check the website: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/itnjouma/

Months of entry


Course content

The MA International Journalism is an innovative new programme delivered in partnership between the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the University of Lincoln, designed to equip new generations of journalists to report impartially on critical global issues facing society today.

The programme offers students the opportunity to learn from leading industry professionals through a rich course of study, made up of both theoretical and practical sessions, all of which are delivered online with academics and practitioners from the University of Lincoln and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Covering topics spanning the human impact of climate change to human rights issues, access to land and property rights, and social enterprise, the Thomson Reuters Foundation is known globally for producing the highest quality independent journalism that informs professionals, policymakers, and the public in countries around the world.

Underpinned by the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s commitment to reporting the under-reported, this course is designed for graduates from a wide range of disciplines with a passion for exploring and explaining the events that impact the lives of people all over the world.

Students can benefit from unique newsday experiences integrated into the course, working on real-time assignments through online workshops with Thomas Reuters trainers.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Team