MA/Postgraduate Diploma Magazine 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.

I enjoy the freedom of going out and finding my own stories to develop. There’s nothing better than having a free licence to go and search for a weird and wonderful piece to publish.

Jay Allan, postgraduate student in Department of Journalism Studies

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

Accredited by the Professional Publishers Association

Magazine journalism is an intensely competitive industry. We’ll give you the edge you’ll need to succeed. You’ll learn by writing, editing and designing your own publications.

The course helps you develop the skills you need to thrive in the world of online magazines. We’ll prepare you for the multimedia environment by teaching you how to create audio and video for the web and how to use social media effectively.

Journalism postgraduate in studio

Core modules

  • Researching News
  • Law for Journalists
  • Ethics and Regulation
  • Magazine Journalism
  • Power and Society
  • Advanced Magazine Journalism
  • Portfolio (PG Dip students omit this module)

Magazine students will also have the opportunity to learn Teeline shorthand.

Examples of optional modules

A range including:

  • Communicating with the Media
  • Journalism and Britain
  • Media, Politics and Publics
  • Global Communication: History, Theory and Practice
  • Propaganda, Media and Conflict
  • Online Journalism Studies

Teaching and assessment

The course is a mix of lectures, seminars, group workshops, individual and team assignments. You’re assessed on essays, examinations and practical work that involves conceiving, designing, writing and producing magazines and web pages.

Course duration

  • MA - 1 year full-time
  • Postgraduate Diploma - 9 months 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 7.5 with a minimum of 7.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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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.