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Programmes and Research


The Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies is a world-leading centre for media teaching and research. The School has been a pioneer in journalism education since 1970.

The School combines a long-standing record of excellence in teaching and journalism training with an outstanding research portfolio – routinely winning awards from a wide range of Research Councils, Foundations, Charities and the media industry.

Our programmes and environment

We offer a wide range courses at various levels. Our undergraduate degrees in journalism are academic - research-based degrees which can be combined with joint degrees in English or Sociology.

Our postgraduate degrees range from industry oriented, broadcast, magazine and newspaper practice-based training to more academic degrees such as political communication, while our public relations and communications degree blends practice and theory. All can be studied at Master or PhD level.

All this takes place in an international environment where typically students from more than 30 countries world-wide enrol each year.

Our world-leading research

The School's reputation for international research was recognised in the UK government's 2014 Research Excellence Framework (an evaluation of research quality in UK) which ranked Cardiff 2nd for the quality of its journalism, media and communications research when compared with 66 other institutions in the UK.

They judged 61% of the School's research to be ‘world-leading’ and a further 28% ‘internationally excellent’, making Cardiff one of the UK's top departments in any field. Both the school’s research environment and the impact of its research received the top possible score of 100%.

Our vision

We do not believe in excellence for its own sake: our teaching and research is grounded in a commitment to ethics, social responsibility and the importance of journalism, media and communications to a healthy democracy.

The world of journalism, media and communications is fast changing, and we are aware of the need to be responsive to new ideas and new developments from the local and national to the international and global. We want to play our part in shaping these for the better.