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News Journalism is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists

News Journalism

Newspaper Journalism


The MA in News Journalism is designed with one thing in mind - to equip young journalists with the skills to start their careers in multiplatform newsrooms.

The course is run by industry professionals who will support and guide you through developing the skills you need for the rapidly-evolving news teams producing news online - through the web, apps, social media channels and print newspapers.

Real World experience

Students are assigned an area of Cardiff to cover during the course and are taught to build contacts to develop news sense, interviewing skills and the ability to create tight and punchy off-diary stories.

You will learn to safely cover council meetings, criminal trials, tribunals and inquests and you’ll be able to develop an understanding of the structure of British government - and report on a devolved assembly in the UK’s youngest capital city. There are also opportunities to cover major sporting and arts events in the city as part of your studies.

From early in the course students will be posting their news stories to a hyperlocal news site and its social media channels, the site had a real-world audience of more than 29,000 users during its live period. This real-world work provides a solid base for the professional portfolios that are produced during the course.

You’ll also get the opportunity to write for, and create, tablet and print newspaper editions in simulated newsrooms to enable you to understand how readers engage with news content and the issues of design and editorial standards while working to strict deadlines.

Further information

For further information contact MA Administrator Huw Thomas.

Applications are being accepted and considered. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview from April 2015 onwards.

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