Careers with a masters degree from Journalism Studies
Our taught postgraduate courses open doors in the media industries and beyond. Take Sheffield's mighty reputation in newsrooms across the UK and internationally. Add the professional accreditation for our practical MA courses. Then combine the work placement opportunities, and the insights and networking opportunities from our department Career Days. It's easy to see why our MA and MSc graduates do so brilliantly at work.
|Recent employers and data||
Employers of our recent postgraduates include:
...and local and national TV, newspapers, radio and magazines, as well as universities, charities and PR agencies, and regional and national government, throughout the UK and all over the world
Source: Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (UK) 2016-17
|Graduate case studies||
Click through to the profiles listed below to find out what Sheffield's journalism MA alumni have been doing at work.
Now a senior BBC sports journalist and presenter, Dan is a graduate of our MA Broadcast Journalism degree. He presents BBC Football Focus and BBC Breakfast News as well as a weekly show on BBC World. The numerous sporting events he's covered include the Olympics, World Cups, European Championships, the Grand National, Six Nations, Wimbledon and the Open golf.
As Head of Content & Innovation at the Prime Minister's Office, Subhajit holds one of the most high-profile digital media jobs in the UK. His career history includes five years with The Guardian. He retains fond memories of newsdays during his Broadcast Journalism degree.
A few months after completing her MA Magazine Journalism degree Sian was writing features that are read by more than half a million people. She's full of praise for the course and the career support which "really makes you feel like you can do anything after the course ends".
Towards the end of his MA Magazine Journalism degree Tom took a work experience placement at the much-loved independent football magazine When Saturday Comes. Six and a half years later, he's still there...
Her Sheffield journalism degree led to an internship with the BBC, and Olga is now reporting for the Wall Street Journal. "The pressure we were put under during the newsroom days is really paying off now when I have to write short stories for the wires," she says.
Known as one of the brightest emerging talents in Indian journalism, Pulasta has interviewed some of the sporting world's top talents. Before becoming well known as a columnist, feature writer and broadcaster, he prepared for his journalistic career with a masters degree at Sheffield. Pulasta says his time with us prepared him for anything.
James's career shows that Sheffield's reputation for producing world-class journalists extends to the USA. As well as his work across the Atlantic as a broadcaster, James has turned his hand to teaching journalism to students in the west of Scotland.
After graduating with a masters in International Political Communication, Yida Ma joined the Oriental Morning Post newspaper in Shanghai and reported extensively on American news and politics, covering presidential campaigns, as well as the Beijing Olympics. Her degree offered a "perfect mix of theory and practice", says Yida, which was the ideal preparation for her career.
|How we help||
As a Sheffield journalism postgraduate your career skills are supported three times over: by the work we do here in the department, by exclusive schemes run by our Faculty of Social Sciences, and by the University as a whole.
Here in the Department of Journalism Studies our dedicated work placement officer can help you find meaningful employment experience with hand-picked organisations matched to your interests. Meanwhile our guest lectures and media Careers Days put you face to face with professionals from the media industries to give insights direct from the frontline and tips on what employers are looking for.
Schemes on offer from the faculty and University include:
Visit our brilliant Careers Service for more about what's on offer and find out why Sheffield is the top university in the north of England for graduate employability.