A Sheffield journalism student visiting The Guardian

Careers and employability

A journalism degree from Sheffield is a qualification that makes people sit up and take notice. Our reputation in the media industry means the degree carries credibility in the workplace. Employers know it's the mark of a graduate with serious knowledge and skills.

Because of our close links with newspapers, broadcasters, and other media organisations, we have a direct line to newsrooms and editors. This means we know what employers look for in journalism graduates – and we shape the practical content of the degree to meet their needs and yours.

Print may be a medium in decline, but more people than ever are accessing journalism in a range of formats. That's why our students become experts in digital content and multimedia – and why our graduates are so successful in the workplace.

Since 2012 alone, graduates from BA Journalism Studies have gone on to roles with the BBC, Bloomberg, the Press Association, a range of national magazines, local television and radio, regional newspapers and high-profile titles such as the Daily Mail and Guardian.

Download our employability brochure (PDF, 258KB)

Bar chart showing BA Journalism Studies outcomes six months after graduation

Recent outcomes

We run an annual survey to find out how our graduates' careers are progressing. The most recent data comes from 2015 – and it's good news. Among UK students who graduated that year with BA Journalism Studies and responded to the survey:

  • 100% are in any kind of work or further study
  • 85.2% are in graduate-level work or further study
  • 0% are unemployed

What kind of jobs do our graduates do, and how do they feel about their time with us? Find out in our graduate case studies.

Photo: Liana Jacob