BA Journalism Studies at Sheffield. The UK's number 1 journalism degree.

How we compare

The University of Sheffield is independently rated number 1 for journalism by The Guardian university league tables for 2019.

This is the second year in a row that the Guardian guide has named us the best in the UK, as Sheffield also achieved top spot in 2018.

The other two league tables – The Times/Sunday Times University Guide and the Complete University Guide – give ratings for communication and media studies rather than journalism specifically, but still list Sheffield in the top 5. For several years now Sheffield has been the only university to feature in the top 5 of all three league tables for our subject area.

The Guardian University league tables 2019 logo

The Guardian says...

Sheffield is the UK's number 1 for
Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations

  • 97.9/100 for students' satisfaction with the course
  • 86/100 for career prospects after six months
  • 100/100 overall

View the Guardian league table


But remember...

There's far more to choosing a university than looking at rankings. Visit the places you're interested in. Talk to students. Look around. Get a feel for the university and the city.

We don't want you to choose Sheffield just because we're top of the league tables. So come and meet us at an open day. Get to know us on Twitter and Facebook. If you study with us, we want you to feel confident and happy that you're coming to the university that's right for you.