University of Sheffield

Department of Journalism Studies

MA Print Journalism


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Print Journalism

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Take a journalism degree at Sheffield and you’ll see the profession’s bigger picture. Our MA in Print Journalism covers all the skills you’ll need to develop as a top-class reporter working online and in traditional media.

You’ll begin here in the department, where our reporting hubs are designed to simulate a real working newsroom. As your skills develop we'll assign you a 'patch' of your own where you'll go out onto the streets to dig out stories. You’ll report from courtrooms and council meetings where decisions are having real impact on real lives. We’ll work hard on your interviewing technique, so you can ask the questions that tease out vital information and get beneath the surface.

The course will immerse you in the digital journalism skills that are vital in today's media landscape. You'll record and edit audio and video to create multimedia content. You'll learn the most effective ways to source, develop and share stories using social media. And you'll use industry-standard software packages like Adobe InDesign, deploying your production skills to lay out pages against realistic deadlines, taking responsibility for the sub-editing, headline writing and editorial decision-making.

Our graduates become top-class reporters who dig out the best stories and turn in crisp, engaging copy against tight deadlines. And our links with the industry open up opportunities. You’ll go on work experience and take a three-day trip to London, visiting national news organisations and attending briefings with politicians, editors and other leading journalists. And the degree is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists– a mark of quality recognised across the industry

All of this means our graduates fare exceptionally well in the jobs market, working for The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Wall Street Journal and many other titles. Some year groups boast almost a 100 per cent employment record.

Ultimately our unique blend of professional expertise and academic excellence means you’ll get practical experience across a range of media and a firm grasp of rigorous, ethical reporting. That’s why editors know a Sheffield graduate can make a world-class journalist.


All our applied postgraduate courses are accredited by the main professional bodies representing the media industries: the National Council for the Training of Journalists, the Broadcast Journalism Training Council & the Periodicals Training Council. We a

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6 in each part) or TOEFL 575 with TWE 4.5 (paper based) or TOEFL 232 with TWE 4.5 (computer based) or TOEFL 90-91 iBT or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 15685 GBP

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