International students

Each year we are delighted to welcome students from over thirty different countries to study with us in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

We understand the challenges you face when living and studying overseas for the first time and our staff are dedicated to ensure you settle quickly and start thriving in our friendly and vibrant community.

We are confident that should you choose to join us here in Cardiff, you will feel at home, motivated to reach your potential, and well prepared for your future career.

Manji Yarling

"We were a class of 59 people from about 20 different countries. I learnt first-hand how culture affects the way people view the world and interpret information. It made the words 'International' and 'Global' in the course title more real."

Manji Yarling - International Public Relations and Global Communications Management (MA)

Focus on international research and employability

Many of our lecturing staff have a range of international experience across journalism, media and communications while others are involved in collaborative research and partnerships with universities and journalism schools worldwide, such as our recent visiting student agreement with Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan.

We are distinctive in that two of our postgraduate courses, MA International Journalism and MA International Public Relations and Global Communications Management, are specifically designed to prepare students to work internationally.

Our more academic based undergraduate and postgraduate degrees such as MA Journalism, Media and Communications and BA Journalism and Communications are also suitable for international students as both degrees tackle global media and communications developments.

English language support

We offer specific in-sessional English language support to help you in your studies, with a number of online self-access materials to help you develop your English for academic purposes. Tuition in grammar, conversation and presentation skills, as well as academic writing are available. Individual tutorials are also available for all students from the English Language Programme team.

This is a unique addition to the pre-sessional English language summer courses provided to students who hold an offer to study at Cardiff University and are looking to improve their English or achieve specific language requirements.

Valentina Magni Sepulveda

"I chose Cardiff University because they care about their international students. I've felt tremendous support since day one."

Valentina Magni Sepulveda, International student ambassador

Helping you get here

We work closely with departments throughout the University, particularly the University’s very helpful International Office, to ensure all of our international students are supported throughout the admissions process and receive a warm welcome upon their arrival in Cardiff.

Bespoke advice and support

We have a dedicated International Officer for the School, Ruth Anthony, who can offer bespoke advice and support for your individual needs as a prospective international student:

Ruth Anthony

International Officer for the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies