Taught course (will run subject to approval)

International Journalism

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science

Entry requirements

Normally • an honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in any subject • a good standard of written and spoken English. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level. You may also be considered if you do not hold a degree but can provide evidence of relevant professional experience. We encourage applications from UK and international candidates who • have a diversity of backgrounds • are considering a career in journalism • show the required aptitude and potential We base our selection criteria on your relevant experience and potential for development. Previous experience of journalism is preferable, but not necessary.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is an integrated multimedia journalism course that prepares you for a career in the global journalism industry. It equips you to create high quality news reports and features for multiple platforms including newspapers, magazines, online, television or radio. You learn how to use a range of social media techniques to research and develop a story and to engage in a dialogue with your audience.

Key points
• Choose options to meet your own interests as a journalist from print, magazine, broadcast, online and sports.
• Learn how to work effectively in a multi-media newsroom, using a wide range of techniques to publish news and features.
• Understand how to develop a story, identify relevant sources and questions and recognise the ethical considerations of a story.
• Master the skill of writing copy that is accurate and engaging.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences
+44 (0)114 225 5555