Taught course

Magazine Journalism

University of Sheffield · Department of Journalism Studies

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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


Course content

Accredited by the Professional Publishers Association

Magazine publishing is a fast-paced and exhilarating section of the media industry. Titles have proliferated across all subjects, and the most successful become multi-platform super-brands. Journalists who work on them need to write beautiful copy, podcast, shoot video, and serve their readers in both print and a dynamic digital landscape. Take this rewarding degree and we’ll equip you to create your own magazine brand from scratch and captivate the audience you choose. You’ll create news, feature and interview content to fill your title’s pages and screens, and get a handle on managing live web content and social media. Alumni have a glittering track record of employment and industry awards for excellence.

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

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

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, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 2500