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University of Sheffield Dan Walker Journalism Scholarship 2024 in UK

Each year, the School of Journalism, Media and Communication offer two Dan Walker Journalism Scholarships for home fee paying students starting a taught postgraduate course in MA Broadcast Journalism.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students on MA Broadcast Journalism to be mentored by one of the country's leading news and sports journalists and broadcasters. This will include support and advice from Dan on your career development.

Dan Walker studied on the Broadcast course in 1998-99 and also completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield. Dan currently anchors the Channel 5 evening news, hosts the breakfast show on Classic FM and presents football coverage on Amazon.

He was at the helm of the UK's most popular morning TV show – BBC Breakfast – from 2016 to 2022 and was a major part of the BBC’s sport coverage for 15 years.

The scholarship provides opportunities for periods of work experience in journalism and production, and advice from Dan as you go through the course and prepare for a career.

About University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield (informally Sheffield University) is a public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It received its royal charter in 1905 as successor to the University College of Sheffield, which was established in 1897 by the merger of Sheffield Medical School (founded in 1828), Firth College (1879) and Sheffield Technical School (1884).

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University of Sheffield Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of University of Sheffield Masters Scholarship

Dan Walker Journalism Scholarships worth £10,000 each for home fee paying students starting a taught postgraduate course in MA Broadcast Journalism.


Requirements for University of Sheffield Masters Scholarship Qualification

  • You are from a group that is evidentially under-represented among the institution's taught masters population - see the widening participation criteria below
  • You either already hold an offer of a place, or wish to apply, for MA Broadcast Journalism at the University of Sheffield. You will need to have applied for the course before the scholarship deadline to be considered
  • You are a home fee paying student
  • You are not already qualified at masters level, or higher
  • You are self-funding

Students intending to take a postgraduate student loan can also apply for a scholarship.

Widening Participation Criteria

You are eligible to apply if you meet any of the following:

  • You have been in care as a looked-after child for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14 and be aged under 25 on the first day of your course
  • You are estranged from your parents and are aged under 25 on the first day of your course
  • You have a disability
  • You are a carer for an ill or disabled family member
  • As an undergraduate student you were/are in receipt of support from the Student Loans Company which indicates that your household income was assessed as £40,000 or less
  • You are from a black and minority ethnic group
  • You come from one of the most deprived areas of the country as defined by the government's IMD (Indices of Multiple Deprivation) database. If your postcode IMD value is 16,250 or less, you meet this criterion. You can check your postcode ranking using the IMD website. You should check the postcode for the address you lived at during your last year of school or college. Please note this criterion only applies to students who live in England
  • You come from an area where it is unusual for people to go to university. This is defined by the government's classification called Polar 3; to meet this criterion your address must fall into quintile 1 or 2 in the young participation quintile or the Adult HE qualification quintile. You can check your postcode quintile using the POLAR search tool. You should check the postcode for the address you lived at during your last year of school or college. Please note this criterion only applies to students from the UK.


Application Deadline

June 24, 2024


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to University of Sheffield on to apply

To apply, you will be required to fill in an application form with a series of questions relating to your experience and future goals. This will be followed by an interview. 

The deadline for applications for this year's Dan Walker Scholarship is 24th June 2024 at 1pm. Successful applicants will be notified before the end of July. 

This scholarship is part of the Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship scheme and if successful with both applications you will only be eligible to receive one. 

For more detials visit: University of Sheffield website.

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