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Broadcast Journalism is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council

Broadcast Journalism


Broadcast Journalism

Radio and Television training

Broadcast Journalism covers both radio and television journalism training and it is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career in these industries.

Apply now for our final September 2014 Broadcast places

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a lively interest in news and, ideally, some evidence of their commitment to the field acquired through student journalism or some other means.

At Cardiff, you will learn all the fundamentals of the business: how to write, report, present and interview for radio and television.

The course can be studied as a 1 year Masters which includes a dissertation or a 9 month Diploma which does not include the dissertation. Applicants can select either option when using the Online Application Service.

Core production skills training

You will be taught core production skills to get stories on air. Most important of all, we will develop your skills in finding stories, judging them and presenting them in the most effective manner.

All of this takes place in a highly realistic broadcast newsroom, with digital desktop editing facilities.

Students also work in the TV news studio, its control room and editing gallery, and in the radio suite, which combines a studio and two news booths.

During the Easter period, you will go on work attachment to a UK broadcaster.

Practical work includes the coverage of live events, such as the National Assembly for Wales, courts, council meetings, press conferences, sports and entertainment events and other news stories.

Students are expected to generate their own stories during the course and to learn to construct their own radio and television features.

(Please note applications for the Wincott Scholarship have now closed.)

Further information

For further information regarding course content please contact Course Director - Emma Gilliam or for general enquiries contact MA Administrator Huw Thomas.

View Broadcast Lecturer Tony O'Shaughnessy's JOMEC Production Day Story, made with Steller

Although the first application phase has now passed, applications are still being accepted and considered.

Students should apply for their course using the Online Application Service.


(Please note applications for the Wincott Scholarship have now closed.)