MA Global Journalism

Department of Journalism Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

Our students see journalism’s bigger picture: freedom of expression, ethics and the globalisation of media, as well as digital reporting techniques. That’s why they become great journalists.

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

This far-reaching journalism degree combines research on media practice and freedom around the world with some practical newswriting experience and events.

Students have recently visited BBC studios and conferences, and collaborated with the European Parliament. Join up and you’ll look at journalism within the context of globalisation, comparing and contrasting media practice around the world, immersed in vital discussions around the relationship between media, society and government – at a hugely critical moment for freedom of expression.

Global Journalism studentCore modules

  • Writing for the Media
  • The Weaponisation of the Media: Abuses of the Principle of Publicity
  • The Victimisation of the Media: Challenges and Threats to the Principle of Publicity
  • Research Methods
  • Journalism, Globalisation & Development
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

Students choose three from the following modules:

  • Journalism and Britain
  • Media, Politics and Publics
  • Global Communication: History, Theory and Practice
  • Reporting the European Union
  • Propaganda, Media and Conflict
  • Online Journalism Studies
  • Media Freedom: European, UK and US Perspectives
  • Media, State and Society in China
  • Researching Social Media
  • Digital Advocacy

Teaching and assessment

We teach through lectures, seminars, workshops and research exercises. You’re assessed by essays, examinations and a dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

To take one of our MA courses you must have one of the following:

  • a good undergraduate degree (we will consider a 2:2 if we are sufficiently impressed by your potential)
  • an alternative qualification approved by the University as degree equivalent
  • substantial previous work experience in a media-related role

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, 6.5 in writing, 6.0 in listening and 6.0 in speaking, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: journalism@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 2500

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.