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.

Please note: Broadcast Journalism MA and Magazine Journalism MA are now closed for 2020 entry.

MA Broadcast Journalism, MA Journalism and MA Magazine Journalism are accredited by the UK's professional bodies for journalism: a key guarantee of quality to employers. You can also take these courses over nine months and earn a Postgraduate Diploma (at a reduced fee for UK and EU residents). You'll get all the necessary work skills but without producing the portfolio needed for the MA. 

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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

Postgraduate taught scholarships

Explore scholarships for postgraduate taught courses starting in 2021, including:

  • 100+ scholarships worth £10,000 each for home fee paying students
  • 150 scholarships worth 25 per cent of the tuition fee for international students