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. 

2023-24 entry

Journalism Studies BA 

Preparing you for industry

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Degrees with employment experience

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 we’ll 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

The Department of Journalism Studies ranks in the top five of all three of the UK's independent university league tables.

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Visit us

Discover what sets Sheffield apart at our undergraduate open days on the Saturday 21 October or Saturday 18 November.