The UK's number 1 journalism department: Guardian and Times university league tables 2018

How we compare

In the university league tables, the Department of Journalism Studies at Sheffield is rated:

Number 1 in the UK by the Guardian (2019)

Number 1 in the UK by the Times/Sunday Times (2018)

Top 5 in the UK by the Complete University Guide (2019)

This is not the first time Sheffield has come out on top for journalism. Look back over the league tables for several years and no other university comes close to our historical record.

It's also significant that the three league tables use different criteria. So to be rated number 1 by two of them at the same time is something very special.

Sheffield is also the only university to feature in the top 5 of all three league tables for journalism.

See hashtag #doublenumber1 for why our students and graduates think we're the best.

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

The Times/Sunday Times University league table 2018 graphic

The Times says...

Sheffield is the UK's joint number 1 for
Communication and Media Studies

  • 86.8/100 for graduate prospects
  • 100/100 overall

View the Times/Sunday Times 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.