To take one of our MA courses you must have one of the following:
- A 2:1 honours degree (we will consider a 2:2 if we are sufficiently impressed by your potential).
- An alternative qualification approved by the University as degree equivalent.
- Substantial previous work experience in a media-related role.
Months of entry
Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists
A career in news reporting needs expertise in creating and publishing digital content alongside a solid grasp of traditional skills and knowledge. Take this degree and you’ll develop both – in our online newsrooms and out on the streets of the city, using your learning in web publishing, shorthand, video, page layout, media law and ethics to hunt down and write up stories to meet real-time deadlines with your team. Our alumni are intelligent and successful journalists who are excellent at both traditional newswriting and digital mobile journalism.
In November 2017, MA Journalism at Sheffield was rated the UK’s top-performing postgraduate course by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
There are lectures, seminars, group workshops, individual and team assignments.
You’re assessed on essays, examinations and practical journalism work – producing news stories, newspaper pages, web pages and portfolios. You’ll also have the chance to sit external examinations set by the NCTJ.
Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses
Information for international students
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
There are a number of bursaries for students on the journalism, magazine and broadcast courses, from the Scott Trust (owner of The Guardian), Journalism Diversity Fund and others.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 2500