Undergraduate study

Develop cutting-edge skills in digital reporting. Break your own news stories. Discover our world-leading research in journalism ethics, censorship, freedom of expression and more.


Our course

Read our course information to find out more about what you'll learn, how you'll learn it, entry requirements and more.

2024-25 entry

Journalism Studies BA

Preparing you for industry

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Knowing media law is vital, even as a sports journalist

Martha Kelner Journalism Studies BA

A specialist reporter on issues and investigations in sport, Martha has worked for the Mail, the Guardian and Sky News since studying journalism at Sheffield.

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Degrees with Placement Year

Journalism Studies BA includes the option of a one-year placement in industry. This is an excellent opportunity to apply what you’ve learnt in your course so far and gain invaluable workplace experience with our excellent connections in industry. Placements aren't guaranteed - but our award-winning careers team will do everything we can to help you secure the best work experience for you. 

If you take the degree without this option, don't worry. We'll still help you to arrange work experience placements.

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Study abroad

Got an adventurous streak? You can apply to spend part of your degree studying with one of our partner universities in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, USA and countries across Europe from Turkey to Norway.

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Foundation year

An alternative way in is through the Foundation Year option, which offers people with non-standard entry qualifications a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree-level study. This route can be especially suitable for mature students.

BA Journalism Studies with Foundation Year

The University of Sheffield has helped journalists see their route map through what is by any accounts the most extraordinary revolution in communication... We've had a lot to thank Sheffield for in terms of the people you've sent us.

Alan Rusbridger

Editor-in-chief, The Guardian, 1995 - 2015

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Our outstanding reputation for journalism

We're ranked as one of the top 5 universities to study journalism in the Guardian and the Complete University Guide - we're also 1st in the Russell Group for learning resources, student voice and learning opportunities according to the National Student Survey. 

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