Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University


The course prepares students to work in the UK journalism industry, across a range of media platforms: newspapers; magazines; online; television; radio. Students learn the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to produce high-quality, accurate and engaging news reports and features to a high standard. Students are also prepared for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Diploma examinations.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold an Honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in any subject and possess a good standard of written and spoken English. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 7.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

Course modules

Semester 1: Writing for the media; media law and regulation 1; semester 1 optional modules; radio journalism; sports journalism 1; magazine journalism; semester 2 core modules; print and online reporting; media law and regulation 2; public affairs; plus options chosen from; TV journalism; sports journalism 2; semester 3; journalism project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework, critical evaluation, dissertation or project and a combination of practical and theoretical work.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,100 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0114 225 5555