University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Print Journalism

Learn to write stories that punch their weight with every word. You'll start with pressurised workshops in our newsroom, then you'll be given your own patch. You'll report from courtrooms and from council meetings where local politicians are taking decisions about people's lives. We'll also 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 Honours degree (or above). Applications from mature students with relevant professional experience are welcomed. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an 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; 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.


Core modules: researching news; law for journalists; ethics and regulation; power and society; writing news; advanced print journalism; journalism portfolio/dissertation (PGDip students do not do this module). Print students will also learn teeline shorthand. Optional modules: 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 2016 - 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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 2500