Taught course

Magazine 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 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

September

Course content

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.

Teaching
The course is a mix of lectures, seminars, group workshops, individual and team assignments.

Assessment
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

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