Your career

Your talent. Our reputation. And double accreditation for your degree, from the National Council for the Training of Journalists and Professional Publishers Association. It's a powerful combination, giving you serious clout in the jobs market when you graduate.

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Employers know a Sheffield graduate can make a world-class media professional.

Our close links with the media industry give us a direct line to newsrooms and editors. So 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.

In recent years 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.

How we help

  1. Journalism careers days: At our journalism careers days, you'll come face to face with media industry insiders. You'll get hot career tips from those in the know, and a chance to start building your professional network before you even graduate.
  2. Work experience placements: Our dedicated work placements officer is here to help you find employment experience which suits you and your interests. With networks across the country we hand-pick the employers that provide meaningful placements which will develop your skills.
  3. The Careers Service: The University's brilliant Careers Service is here to provide support throughout your time with us – and even after you graduate!

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Keep your options open

A degree in journalism studies doesn't just mean a job in journalism. The skills you'll learn on the course are transferable to many other vocational pathways. Students sometimes decide they’d like to pursue other careers where adeptness with language, empathy, and interpersonal skills are vital.

Many work in public relations, communications and marketing. Some become social media specialists. Others are teachers, authors and researchers. Recent graduates are working in roles like these with employers like Aviva, Centerparcs, Asda, Oxford University Press, police and local authorities.

The latest data

  • 88% of graduates in work or further study

  • 82% of graduates in graduate-level work or further study

  • £20,000 average salary

  • Employers include BBC Manchester, Bauer Media, Daily Mail, Newsquest

Data from our 2017 graduates, approximately six months after graduation

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