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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:

  • Develop traditional and digital reporting skills and equip yourself to work in the fast-paced world of modern journalism. Gain understanding of media technologies that affect the way journalists discover, record and report the latest stories.
  • Gain specialist expertise across a range of media platforms; online and social media, television, radio, newspapers and magazines, photography and visualisation.
  • Critically analyse and discuss major issues in British and international journalism including truth and verification, media impact and current ethical challenges.
The course offers career enhancement for those already working as journalists through advancing knowledge and understanding of the latest trends and emerging technologies. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. You will develop a professional and ethical approach to learning, research, professional practice and assessment. The course teams worked to ensure that the course has a strong vocational focus on the core personal, practical and professional skills required for a career in multimedia journalism. The course is delivered by a team of journalists with extensive newsroom experience and a strong commitment to practical journalism teaching. You learn through:
  • predominantly self-directed study
  • lectures
  • interactive workshops
  • seminars
  • screenings
Applied learning - Work placements This course is focused on the professional sphere and modules are designed to give you a breadth of relevant real-world experience in preparation for your future careers. You are encouraged to identify and undertake relevant work experience to inform your work as a multimedia journalist and build on what you learn in class. Our teaching team includes journalists with both recent and current experience working for BBC News, BBC Radio 4, ITV regional news, Radio 5 Live, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Sheffield Star and Yorkshire Post. This enhances our ability to offer local work experience opportunities for our students. We also support you in securing work experience overseas, perhaps in your home country, should you wish. Our students have gained professional experience working at many news and PR outlets. Work experience is strongly recommended and students are made aware of regular opportunities as these arise. Networking opportunities We also offer an extensive guest lecture programme. Recent speakers include:
  • Oliver Wright, political editor, The Independent
  • Neal Mann, formerly Sky News
  • Tom Latchem, freelance journalist and former TV editor, News of the World


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course. Compulsory modules Journalism Project / Dissertation Magazine Journalism Media Law And Regulation Online Journalism Radio Journalism Tv Journalism Writing For The Media Elective modules Issues In Global Media Public Relations And Digital Communication Sport And The Media

Assessment method


Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in any subject. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level. You may also be considered if you do not hold a degree but can provide evidence of relevant professional experience. We encourage applications from UK and international candidates who • have a diversity of backgrounds • are considering a career in journalism • show the required aptitude and potential We base our selection criteria on your relevant experience and potential for development. Previous experience of journalism is preferable, but not necessary. If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Currently applications for the September 2022 start of this course are only open to home students. Please see our online prospectus for further details. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options:
Multimedia Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS