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Masters degrees in journalism studies and communication

There's a reason why Sheffield's taught postgraduate degrees in journalism, media and communication are famous in the industry and loved by our students. It's because we show journalism's bigger picture.

Our staff come from a range of backgrounds. Some are professional journalists whose work has been seen by millions in newspapers and BBC broadcasts. They've broken big stories. They've lived through the digital revolution – and helped to shape it. They've joined us to help the next generation of journalists master the vital practical skills.

And because Sheffield is a research-intensive Russell Group university, our staff are also renowned academics. They research and write famous textbooks on the history of journalism, on media ethics and law, on news and propaganda. They work with the United Nations to defend journalism and media freedom around the world.

This means our graduates understand the significance of the work they do. They know that society depends on free journalism practised well. They see journalism's bigger picture. This makes them the best journalists, media researchers, communications professionals. Their studies have inspired them to produce world-class work – rigorous, ethical and engaging. Join us and you could follow them.

Meet us and look around

Visit us to find out how a postgraduate degree from Sheffield could transform your future.

Our next postgraduate open days take place on:

Wednesday 21 November 2018
Wednesday 27 February 2019

We'll post a link here when booking opens.

Which journalism masters degree is for you?

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MA Broadcast Journalism

Learn your craft in our news and radio studios, learn to record and edit digital content, then go out into the city to do it for real

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MA Global Journalism

Compare how media, governments and societies relate around the world and take part in vital debates around journalistic freedom

MA International Public and Political Communication

Discover how organisations campaign to influence politicians, media and the public – and prepare for a career in public communication or lobbying, or further research

MA Journalism student
MA Journalism

Web publishing, shorthand, video, page layout, media law, ethics, and newswriting: take this degree and learn digital journalism by doing digital journalism

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MA Magazine Journalism

Develop and market your own magazine brand as well as learning production skills, get close to the industry, and enter your work for professional media awards

Science Communication students
MSc Science Communication

Ride the wave of public fascination with science by using a range of media platforms and events to interpret complex ideas for a general audience

Funding opportunities

Loan and scholarship funding for journalism masters students


Everything you need to know about the process

Career case studies

See what Sheffield's journalism masters graduates do at work

Entry requirements

First degree requirements plus English language qualifications

Contact us

Let us know if you still have questions about our MA journalism courses