Taught course

Journalism

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Journalism Studies
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

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.

Teaching
There are lectures, seminars, group workshops, individual and team assignments.

Assessment
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

MA

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
journalism-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 2500