The University of Sheffield
Department of Journalism Studies

About us

The Department of Journalism Studies was launched in 1994 and within 10 years became one of the major journalism teaching and research establishments in the UK.

The University of Sheffield is a proven academic centre of excellence and the department strives to provide both theoretical and professional teaching based on the highest journalistic and academic standards.

We have an excellent network of international contacts in both the media industry and the academic world, and our staff have built close ties with regional institutions and local print, broadcast and online media.

In keeping with the ethos of the University of Sheffield, Journalism Studies is a research-led department and has developed strong research and teaching links with other academic departments in the University.

Since its inception, the department has been committed to establishing an active research programme covering a wide range of topics within the fields of journalism, mass communications, and new communications technologies.

In 2001, it was awarded a four rating in its first submission to the Research Assessment Exercise.

Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and diplomas

We offer journalism education in print, radio, television and online, to undergraduates and postgraduates.

We are the one traditional university offering applied journalism education for those who seek to work in the media industries.

Research opportunities

Research opportunities are available thorough our doctoral programme. In the 2008 RAE, three quarters (75%) of the department's research was graded as 4* or 3*, that is, 'world-leading' (8%) or 'internationally excellent' (67%).

Teaching and learning

We have strong industry links with major media players, and our graduates are working all over the media.

We have well equipped digital newsrooms, and teaching staff from prestigious professional backgrounds or with distinguished academic reputations.

We have professional body accreditation.

We enjoy the creative mix of students from diverse backgrounds from all over the world.

We are dedicated to the highest professional and ethical standards in journalism, and believe our graduates are reflective and able practitioners who will contribute to better journalism in the future.