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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:
  • Gain specialist skills and expertise in writing and reporting.
  • Develop advanced understanding of the latest reporting trends and technologies.
  • Attain the technical skills needed for journalism.
  • Learn how to gather, organise, write and present information to a professional standard across platforms and to different audiences.
This course will equip you with the advanced knowledge and skills you need for a career in global journalism. You'll gain sought-after expertise in print, broadcast, magazine and online reporting, and also focus on photography and visualisation. While doing so, you'll consider the contemporary issues that are faced by the global media. 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. The MA promotes self-directed study through a programme of work, where students apply the learning experienced in the earlier stages of the course to either research leading to a portfolio of journalistic products or to a substantial piece of written research in the form of a dissertation. You learn through:
  • self-directed study
  • lectures and seminars
  • workshops
  • work experience
  • screenings
  • group work
  • tutorials
Applied learning - Work placements This course is focused on the professional sphere, and modules are designed to give you relevant, real-world experience for your future career. The course is delivered by a team of journalists with extensive newsroom experience and a strong commitment to practical journalism teaching. Our teaching team include journalists with both recent and current experience working for BBC News, BBC Radio 4, ITV regional news, Radio 5 Live, Yorkshire Post and Sheffield Star. Our industry links enhance our ability to link you with excellent real-world opportunities. Work experience will take place at a relevant news or PR organisation, and will form the basis of your final module. This can take place in the UK or elsewhere — if you are an international student, you may be able to work in home country. The experience will help you to build up a portfolio of work to demonstrate your ability to potential employers, and to understand the day-to-day cycle of news and media. Networking opportunities In designing this programme of courses the course teams worked hard to ensure a strong vocational focus on the core personal, practical and professional skills required for a career in journalism in countries around 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 Issues In Global Media Journalism Project / Dissertation Online Journalism Photography For Journalists Writing For The Media Elective modules Magazine Journalism Media Law And Regulation Pr: Politics And Lobbying Public Relations And Digital Communication Radio Journalism Sport And The Media Sports Journalism Tv Journalism

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 6.0 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 6.0 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

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International Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS