University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Magazine Journalism

Magazine journalism is an intensely competitive industry. We'll give you the edge you'll need to succeed. You'll learn by writing, editing and designing your own publications. The course helps you develop the skills you need to thrive in the world of online magazines. We'll prepare you for the multimedia environment by teaching you how to create audio and video for the web and how to use social media effectively.

Entry requirements

MA: A 2.1 degree, but mature students with relevant professional experience will be considered. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential. Good computing and word-processing skills are desirable. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules Researching News; Law for Journalists; Ethics and Regulation; Power and Society; Magazine Journalism; Advanced Magazine Journalism; Magazine Dissertation/Portfolio (PG Dip students omit this module). Magazine students will also have the opportunity to 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 is by essays, examinations and practical work that involves conceiving, designing, writing and producing magazines and web pages.

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 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 18,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
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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