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The Department was launched in 1994 and in less than 10 years has become one of the major journalism teaching and research establishments in the UK.

The University of Sheffield is a proven academic centre of excellence and the Department strives to provide both theoretical and professional teaching based on the highest journalistic and academic standards.

We have an excellent network of international contacts in both the media industry and the academic world, and our staff have built close ties with regional institutions and local print, broadcast and online media.

In keeping with the ethos of The University of Sheffield, Journalism Studies is a research-led department and has developed strong research and teaching links with other academic departments in the University.

Since its inception, the Department has been committed to establishing an active research programme covering a wide range of topics within the fields of journalism, mass communications, and new communications technologies.

In 2001, it was awarded a four rating in its first submission to the Research Assessment Exercise.

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