University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Global Journalism

International perspectives on journalism studies are becoming increasingly important. People are seeking new ways of understanding journalism within the context of media globalisation. The course will examine the globalisation of professional practices and will look at transnational flows of media content. You�ll discover the key debates and issues in global journalism, and learn how to compare journalism in various regions such as the developing world, the EU and its neighbours, and Japan and China.

Entry requirements

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 6.0 in Reading, 6.5 in writing, 6.0 in listening and 6.0 in speaking, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: global journalism; journalism, globalisation and development; communicating with the media; research methods; dissertation. Optional modules: A range including Global Journalism; media and public communication in japan; media, state and society in china; historical approaches to journalism; censorship and the media; ethics and regulation; online journalism; the media in Europe and its neighbouring states; news and civil society; journalism politics and public debate; journalism in Britain.

Assessment methods

You�re assessed by essays, examinations and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

There are a limited number of external bursaries for UK students on the Print, Magazine and Broadcast courses, from the AHRC, Scott Trust and Journalism Diversity Fund.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Secretary
Telephone number: 
0114 222 2500