M.A. Broadcast Journalism

University of Sheffield

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Tuition fee:
  • € 7,550 / Year (EEA)
  • € 18,850 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Department of Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences
Our applied broadcast journalism courses are highly regarded by employers. You'll learn in an environment that replicates the pressures of a professional newsroom.

About the course
MA - 1 year full time
Postgraduate Diploma - 9 months full time

You'll learn how to write for radio and television news, how to ask the questions that matter, how to find your own stories and turn them into sharp and imaginative broadcast material. You'll learn how to record and film material and edit it using a desktop software package and how to find stories from your own patch. You'll learn media law and public administration, ethics and regulation.

We'll prepare you for the multimedia environment by teaching you how to create audio and video for the web and how to use social media effectively.

Your career
A masters from Sheffield is the mark of someone who thinks differently. Our graduates are creative, disciplined individuals who make a difference wherever they go. Recent graduates are now employed as journalists all over the UK and in many countries overseas.

In television they're working for the BBC and Sky News; in radio for BBC and independent radio stations around the country.


Core modules
* Researching News
* Law for Journalists
* Ethics and Regulation
* Power and Society
* Broadcast News
* Advanced Broadcast Journalism
* Broadcast Journalism dissertation/portfolio (PGDip students omit this module)

Optional modules
* Global Journalism
* Media Audiences
* Historical Approaches to Journalism
* Persuasion, Reasoning and Argument
* Journalism, Globalisation and Development

* Lectures
* Seminars
* Group workshops
* Individual and team assignments

* Essays
* Examinations
* Practical broadcast journalism work that involves producing news stories, radio and TV news items and features, web pages and portfolios


Entry Requirements

2:1 degree or overseas equivalent. Previous journalistic experience is not required but excellent writing and communication skills are essential, plus wide general knowledge and an appetite for investigation. Good computing and word processing skills are desirable.

Minimum IELTS score of 7.5 (with 7 in each component).

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)

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