Masters degrees in journalism, media and communication

We show Journalism's bigger picture: that's why our postgraduate degrees are famous in the industry and loved by our students.

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Our practical staff come from a range of backgrounds. They are top in their field, whether in broadcasting, academia or digital news. They've broken big stories, lived through the digital revolution, and have helped to shape it. They are committed to helping the next generation of journalists to hone their craft and excel.

Sheffield is a research-intensive Russell Group university, which means our staff are also renowned academics. Some have written numerous textbooks on the history of journalism and media ethics and law. Others regularly conduct ground-breaking research, becoming pioneers in topics like misinformation and data journalism. We are also proud to host the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM), an international research centre co-founded by our Head of Department and UNESCO Chair for the Safety of Journalists Professor Jackie Harrison.

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

Journalism alumni Dan Walker. He is smiling and standing in front of some colourful blocks.

I've been privileged to travel all over the world covering major sporting events and interviewing some fascinating people

Dan Walker Broadcast Journalism MA

Now a senior presenter on 5 News, Dan is a graduate of our MA Broadcast Journalism degree. His previous roles include presenting on BBC Football Focus and BBC Breakfast News, as well as a weekly show on BBC World.

MA Broadcast Journalism and MA Journalism are accredited by the UK's professional bodies for journalism, the Broadcast Journalism Training Council and National Council for the Training of Journalists respectively. These represent a key guarantee of quality to employers. 

What our students say

A profile photograph of masters student Umanga Perera. She is holding a pen.

Aside from helping us make sense of the world, this degree also makes you aware of different political systems from around the world

Umanga Perera International Public and Political Communication MA

Umanga studied for our International Public and Political Communication MA in the 2019-20 academic year and has shared her experiences of the course.

Please note: we regularly review our degree courses to keep up-to-date with a rapidly changing media industry. Information given here about courses is correct when published but may changed without notice at any time. Please ask us if you need to know more

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International Merit Scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.