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University of Sheffield The Dan Walker Journalism Scholarship 2024

Each year, the School of Journalism, Media and Communication offer two Dan Walker Journalism Scholarships worth £10,000 each 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 Salford

The University of Salford, Manchester is a public university in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, 1 mile west of Manchester city centre.

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University of Sheffield Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of University of Sheffield Masters Scholarship

The successful applicants of The Dan Walker Journalism Scholarship will receive GBP 10,000 from the university.


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.



Application Deadline

June 24, 2024


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to University of Salford on finance.ssid.shef.ac.uk 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 details visit University of Sheffield Website

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