To take one of our MA courses you must have one of the following:
- A 2:1 undergraduate 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 Professional Publishers Association
This tough but rewarding degree, with highly specialised content, opens up careers in a thriving and intensely competitive section of the media industry. You’ll learn page layout and production, and getting your magazine content online, as well as developing and marketing your own title’s brand. As well as newswriting, interviewing, social media, and video editing, you’ll look critically at how professional journalists do their job – deciding what works well and what should be better. Alumni have a glittering track record of employment and industry awards for excellence.
The course is a mix of lectures, seminars, group workshops, individual and team assignments.
You’re assessed on essays, examinations and practical work that involves conceiving, designing, writing and producing magazines and web pages.
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