Research course

Journalism

Institution
University of Lincoln · School of English and Journalism
Qualifications
MPhilPhDMA by research

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Entry requirements

For MA by Research applicants should achieve a First or second class honours degree.

For an MPhil/PhD applicants should achieve a Master’s degree for PhD and Master’s degree and/or equivalent professional experience for PhD by practice.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

Lincoln's MA by Research Journalism enables students to learn how to manage a complex research project of their choice, while demonstrating initiative and self-reliance in pursuing research goals.

The School of English and Journalism is home to a wide range of expertise in journalism, with academics comprising practising journalists, writers, and internationally recognised researchers. Current research areas include the history of cartoons, comics, and print journalism; literary journalism; peace and conflict reporting; journalism of diaspora; and history of class, gender, and ethnic communications.

Graduates may go on to further study at doctoral level and may choose to apply for a PhD within the School.

The School of English and Journalism offers research opportunities at the highest level of academic qualification: a PhD or a PhD by Practice.

The PhD by Practice programme offers experienced journalists the opportunity to reflect on and critique their professional work in an academic setting. Students are expected to provide a substantial body of work accumulated over their career, and then have the opportunity to produce an associated commentary to form the main body of a portfolio, which is submitted in place of a thesis.

The School has a well-established research environment and subject specialities include ethics, peace and conflict journalism. PhD students may be able to gain teaching experience (following further training).

Department specialisms

Example research areas in the School include: Literary journalism Media of diaspora Peace and conflict reporting Digital journalism Local journalism Documentary studies Class and gender

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

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 https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

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. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
PG Enquiries
Email
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk