University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Broadcast Journalism

Learn how to write for radio and television news: how to find your own stories and turn them into sharp and imaginative broadcast material. You'll record and film material and edit it using a desktop software package. You'll also learn media law and public administration, ethics and regulation. 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

A 2.1 degree, mature students with relevant professional experience are encouraged to apply. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential. Good computing and word-processing skills are desirable. English language requirements: IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules

Researching News; Law for Journalists; Ethics and Regulation; Power and Society; Broadcast News; Advanced Broadcast Journalism; Broadcast Journalism Dissertation/Portfolio (PGDip students don't take this module).

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

Students are assessed on essays, examinations and practical broadcast journalism: producing news stories, radio and TV news items and features, 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

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

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