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MSC Computational Journalism

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This full-time MSc focuses on the development of knowledge and skills through research-informed learning in digital journalism, data science, computer coding and digital development. These core elements in the MSc programme will be supplemented by a range of options enabling students to study media and computational issues by participation in new and existing modules.

MSc Computational Journalism is a joint honours degree delivered by Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Stuides (JOMEC) and Cardiff School Of Computer Science & Informatics (COMSC), where JOMEC is the designated Home school.

JOMEC's optional modules will offer students the opportunity to address media issues where data and digital skills are relevant such as health and science media; business and economics reporting; international crisis reporting and the transition from print to digital platforms.

Additionally, COMSC will offer new modules in Visual Communication and Information Design and Web Application Development, delivering the skills required for students to retrieve, analyse and present data.

JOMEC will also offer a new compulsory module: Digital Investigation, as an introduction to the history and current issues in data journalism and computer assisted reporting.

This MSc in Computational Journalism is primarily designed for recent graduates seeking a rigorous foundation for a career in digital journalism, media development and the creative industries.


Further course information

For further information regarding course content please contact the Course Director, Mr Glyn Mottershead. For general admissions enquiries please email