University of Lincoln
Journalism and Public Relations BA (Hons)
University of Lincoln

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Journalism

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Journalism at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20000 £21000 £25000
25-75 percentile range £17000 - £22000 £17500 - £25500 £20500 - £31000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Journalism

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20132 £21302 £25357
25-75 percentile range £18132 - £23988 £17181 - £25980 £20204 - £31533

Course Description

The BA (Hons) Journalism and Public Relations degree aims to cover topics that are essential for communications professionals to develop analytical techniques and problem-solving abilities, as well as the cross-disciplinary skills needed for a career in journalism and public relations. A combination of journalism and public relations-focused modules offers the opportunity to develop an understanding of how the two disciplines converge. The University is home to Cygnet PR, a student-run PR agency where students have the opportunity to experience working on live projects for external clients. There may be opportunities to work on the University’s student magazine, print and web publications and at its community and student radio stations, Siren FM and Brayford Radio, based on campus.

Recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Journalism and Public Relations, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Journalism and Public Relations BA (Hons) at University of Lincoln

40% Media Professionals
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Sales occupations
10% Administrative occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Caring personal services
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations

Grading & Study Time

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

From a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Publicity Studies

Qualification requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points to include a minimum of 4 Highers or a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers.

45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Journalism and Public Relations, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Journalism and Public Relations BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £15900 year 1

Additional fee information

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally unless stated otherwise be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

Positions of University of Lincoln in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Lincoln in related subject specific rankings.

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #27 
    • #33 
    Communication & Media Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #58 
    • #501 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

See all 20 university rankings of University of Lincoln

About University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is a publicly funded research university in Lincoln, England. The main campus is close to Brayford Pool, a natural lake in the centre of the city of Lincoln. As an educational institution it puts an emphasis on the quality of its teaching, ensuring students arrive at their exams feeling as prepared as possible.

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