University of Sheffield

Department of Journalism Studies

MA Web Journalism


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Web Journalism

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The web represents one of the newest and most exciting areas of journalism and one in which an increasing number of job opportunities are becoming available.

Our Web courses concentrate on the journalistic fundamentals, but will also give you added skills suitable for working in an online environment.

You will learn how to search out information and conduct interviews, how to use your news judgment to evaluate stories, and how to organise and structure the material you have garnered and present it in an engaging and informative way.

You will learn how to build a website, how to construct stories in a web-friendly manner, and how to ake advantage of the multi-media aspects of the web such as video and audio.

You'll work with students from the other applied journalism courses on integrated projects replicating the multi-platform publishing now central for most media companies.

We offer a work placement module that will allow you to gain vocational experience while you study and University Studentships.


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 are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying fees of £16,501 and upwards We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 with minimum 6 in each component, or TOEFL score of at least 100 in the internet-based test, 600 with at least 5 in TWE, or 250 in the computer-based test.

Facts & Figures

In State Tuition (per year): £13,795

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