University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Journalism Studies (Web)

This programme of study allows students to focus on the areas of journalism that they have the most interest in.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 degree, but we consider mature students with relevant professional experience; excellent writing and communication skills are essential; good computing and word processing skills are desirable. ; applicants whose first language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, 7.0 in Writing, 6.0 in Listening and 6.0 in Speaking, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: researching news; broadcast news or online journalism; ethics and regulation; advanced broadcast or web journalism; journalism dissertation/portfolio. Optional modules:global journalism; media audiences; persuasion, reasoning, and argument; journalism, globalisation and development; law for journalists; power and society; the media in Europe and its neighbouring states.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include:essays; examinations and practical broadcast journalism work that involves 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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 18,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 2500