|Study location||United Kingdom, Sheffield|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A 2:1 degree, but we will consider mature students with relevant professional experience
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 7.5 with a minimum of 7.5 in each component
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
These should be supplied and signed by academic staff at institutions where you have studied previously. They must be presented on the official letter-headed paper of the relevant institution. If you have been out of education for the last two years, you can send one academic reference plus one from your current employer if you wish.
You’ll learn to write stories that punch their weight with every word.
You’ll start with pressurised workshops in our newsroom, then you’ll be given your own patch. You’ll report from courtrooms and from council meetings where local politicians are taking decisions about people’s lives.
To prepare you for the multimedia environment, we also teach you how to create audio and video for the web and how to use social media effectively.
There are lectures, seminars, group workshops, individual and team assignments. You’re assessed on essays, exams and practical journalism work – producing news stories, newspaper pages, web pages and portfolios. You’ll also have the chance to sit external exams set by the NCTJ.
Masters students go on a three-day field trip to London, visiting national news organisations for briefings on current developments with senior editors and meeting politicians and political journalists.
Our guest lecturers come from the media industries, regulators, campaigning groups and research institutes. Print editors contribute to practical exercises.
Law for Journalists
Ethics and Regulation
Power and Society
Advanced Print Journalism
Journalism Portfolio/Dissertation (MA students only; extends over summer period)
Print students will also learn Teeline shorthand.
A range including:
Journalism, Globalisation and Development
Researching Social Media
Propaganda, Media and Conflict
News and Civil Society
Journalism, Politics and Public Debate
Journalism in Britain
Individual and team assignments
Practical journalism work – producing news stories, newspaper pages, web pages and portfolios