The BA (Hons) Investigative Journalism degree aims to consider the history, theories and research techniques that underpin investigative journalism. Students have the opportunity to learn to use legislation, such as the Freedom of Information Act, to expose the truth and develop the skills to conduct rigorous interviews. Students are asked to apply this learning throughout the degree, researching and producing their own reports.
Course content is informed by the School of English & Journalism's research programme, which examines issues such as human rights reporting. The course is taught by academics, researchers and practising journalists. Journalist Angela Rippon is a Visiting Professor in the School.
Internationally acclaimed investigative journalist and honorary graduate of the University of Lincoln, John Pilger, has called Lincoln School of Journalism, 'one of the most enlightened centres for journalism education in the world.'