Here at Sheffield Hallam University we offer students a broad range of multimedia journalism skills to enable graduates to enter a range of professions. We teach core communication and newsgathering skills whilst also equipping students with a contemporary digital journalism toolkit to enhance their employability and to reflect rapid changes in the industry.
Students will learn how to seek out stories on the ground through traditional patch reporting and cultivating contacts, whilst also learning how to source, verify and communicate via social media platforms. We recognise that journalism is in a state of technological and cultural flux and graduates must be able to build audiences, create brands and promote their content as well as being able to sniff out exclusive scoops and and undertake investigative journalism.
We are currently ranked the 9th best BA Journalism course in the country and have 93% student satisfaction. Our magazine modules are accredited by the Professional Publishers Association (formerly PTC).
We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate journalism courses and our degree programmes include:
- BA (Honours) Journalism
- MA Sports Journalism
- MA Journalism (NCTJ route)
- MA International Journalism
All of the courses cover journalism practice and theory and are taught by a team of working journalists and academic researchers. Students on the undergraduate degree can specialise in areas of their own interest such as sport, fashion, music, entertainment, politics, crime and many more. Undergraduates will learn the core skills of reporting, presentation, media law, public affairs and shorthand (optional). All BA Journalism students will be taught the following disciplines:
- Print (newspapers and magazines)
- Radio broadcasting
- Television broadcasting
- Online journalism
To find out more about the individual degree programmes visit the Sheffield Hallam University website.