University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


A career in news reporting needs 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, using your learning in web publishing, shorthand, video, page layout, media law and ethics to hunt down and write up stories to meet real-time deadlines with your team. Our alumni are agile, intelligent and successful journalists who are excellent at both traditional newswriting and digital mobile journalism.

Course modules

Core modules Researching News; Law for Journalists; Ethics and Regulation; Power and Society; Writing News; Advanced Print Journalism; Journalism Portfolio/Dissertation (PGDip students don't do this module). Print students will also learn Teeline shorthand. Examples of optional modules A range including: Global Journalism; Journalism, Globalisation and Development; Researching Social Media; Propaganda, Media and Conflict; News and Civil Society; Journalism Politics and Public Debate; Journalism in Britain.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include essays, examinations and practical journalism work producing news stories, newspaper pages, web pages and portfolios.

Sponsorship information

There are a limited number of external bursaries for UK students on the Print, Web, Magazine and Broadcast courses, from the AHRC, Scott Trust and Journalism Diversity Fund. Please see our web pages for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2018 - 9 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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