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About the course

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 Masters programme aims to prepare graduates for a career in this exciting arena.

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.

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Entry Requirements

First or second class honours degree or equivalent professional experience.

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.

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.


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Student Profile(s)

Tim Long

MA Sports Journalism

A career in law beckoned for Tim Long after he graduated from university with a degree in law. That was until his lifelong ambition of being a sports journalist and football commentator proved too strong a dream to ignore. Tim took a year out of studying to travel. “Driving through the Rocky Mountains last summer I fi nally decided that I would follow my childhood dream of football commentary. An MA at my hometown university was the logical option to get started.” After enrolling on the MA Sports Journalism at the University of Lincoln, Tim is beginning to see his dreams fulfilled. He co-presents a weekly sports show on Siren FM, is writing for the Australian magazine Soccer International, he has also written for a South African magazine Kick Off and his final project, a radio documentary, is to be broadcast by ABC Australia. Oh yes! Tim has also fulfilled that life-long dream, he is a football commentator with the Perform Group.

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