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1 year
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
Sheffield
English
Fall

Program description

Journalism MA

News reporting takes 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 during our production newsdays, when you'll work with a team to publish your stories on a real, public-facing news website and social media channel.

You'll use your learning in newswriting, web publishing, shorthand, video, 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.

Admission requirements

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.

Entry requirements for international students

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

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

  • Researching News
  • Writing News
  • Law for Journalists
  • Ethics and Regulation
  • Power and Society
  • Advanced Journalism
  • Dissertation/Portfolio

Tuition fees

2021-22 Annual tuition fee

  • For Home students: £11,000
  • For Overseas students: £23,250

About this institute

The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is a leading research university with a global reputation for excellence. Ranked in the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2021) and a member of the prestigious Russell Group, Sheffield offers a world-class education...


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Why study at The University of Sheffield

Five reasons to study at Sheffield

We understand how important choosing the right university is for you and your future. That's why we've put together some information to help you decide whether Sheffield is right for you.

1. The Management School's reputation

Sheffield University Management School is one of the University’s largest departments. We are in the global elite of business schools, having achieved triple Crown accreditation from the three major international accreditation bodies – AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. This is an endorsement of the outstanding quality of our programmes, research output, support for students and alumni, and links with the industry. As a student and graduate of our School, you will be associated with our global reputation for excellence.

2. You'll be taught by experts

Our staff are experts in their fields and many have extensive experience in the industry. We were ranked in the top 5 in the Russell Group for our research impact and 14th overall in the UK in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), a periodic assessment of all university research in the UK. This gives you access to degrees that combine the real-world application with cutting-edge business thinking.

3. Excellent career prospects

Your employability is our priority from the moment you walk through our doors. And it shows, with 95% of graduates in work or further study six months after graduation. OurFutures Firstemployability offer to students includes career coaching, skills training, placements, and special events.

4. Learn in a supportive environment

We want our students to thrive. All of our students have access to a personal tutor throughout their time here, offering academic and pastoral care. Our Student Experience Office is a one-stop shop for all your enquiries and is open every weekday during the term.

5. Live in an exciting student-friendly city

University life is about more than just academic study. Your entire university experience shapes the person you become while you study here. When you study in Sheffieldyou study in a remarkable, affordable and safe city as part of a vibrant student community. Socialize and develop new hobbies and interests in the UK's number one students Union. University accommodation offers value for money and the chance to be part of one of the largest student communities in Sheffield. Take a 360° virtual tour of our student accommodation.

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