University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Global Journalism

Due to high demand our MA Global Journalism starting in September 2019 is now closed to new applications. If you have applied for this course and need more information about your application, please contact This far-reaching journalism degree combines research on media practice and freedom around the world with some practical newswriting experience and events. Students have recently visited BBC studios and conferences, and collaborated with the European Parliament. Join up and you'll look at journalism within the context of globalisation, comparing and contrasting media practice around the world, immersed in vital discussions around the relationship between media, society and government - at a hugely critical moment for freedom of expression. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Entry requirements

MA: 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. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 6.5, with a minimum of 6 in each component.

Course modules

Core modules The Principle of Publicity I The Principle of Publicity II Writing for the Media Research Methods Dissertation Examples of optional modules A range including: Journalism in Britain Media, Politics and Publics Global Communication: History, Theory and Practice Reporting the European Union Propaganda, Media and Conflict Online Journalism Studies Media Freedom: European, UK and US Perspectives Media, State and Society in China Researching Social Media Digital Advocacy

Assessment methods

Assessment is by essays, examinations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

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

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