Trosolwg y cwrs
You will analyse and reflect upon changes to both politics and policy driven by the growth of social media, the communications industry and the 24/7 news cycle. In recent years, institutional politics have become more mediatised, and political leaders are now media-driven and speak in soundbites.
Political campaigning is no longer limited to pre-electoral periods and public relations strategists and political consultants have become more and more central to politics. These links are affecting policy too, both at the national and the international levels.
The spread of the internet and the development of social media has also brought changes to the relations between citizens and their political representatives, and constitute a new platform for citizens’ political deliberation, and for the organisation of activists, protesters, and new social movements (often at a transnational level). This new course aims to critically examine these and many other issues.
While this course is both challenging and academic in nature, it does NOT provide vocational journalism training.
- a varied range of modules, learning activities and types of assessment
- a flourishing Journalism Society as well as a student media centre
- careers weeks and workshops to ensure your readiness for the ‘world of work’
- Cardiff is home to a lively media industry and to the Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales, providing excellent opportunities for work experience.
|Derbyniad nesaf||Medi 2020|
|Modd (astudio)||Amser llawn|
|Lleoedd sydd ar gael fel arfer||The School typically has 125 places available.|
|Nifer y ceisiadau a dderbynnir fel arfer||The School typically receives 1000 applications.|
ABB - BBB. You will not need to achieve these from any specific subjects but please note Critical Thinking and General Studies will not be accepted
Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig: Fel arfer, bydd ymgeiswyr sydd wedi ennill gradd A yn y Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig (EPQ) yn cael cynnig un radd yn is na’r cynnig safonol ar gyfer Safon Uwch. Noder bod yn rhaid bodloni unrhyw ofynion sy’n benodol i’r pwnc o hyd
Derbynnir Tystysgrif Her Sgiliau Bagloriaeth Cymru Uwch yn lle un pwnc Safon Uwch (ar y graddau a restrir uchod) ac eithrio unrhyw bynciau penodol.
DDM in Arts, Science, Humanities or Social Science subjects.
665 in 3 HL subjects including a 6 in HL English.
Gallai cymwysterau amgen gael eu derbyn. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth am ofynion mynediad ar dudalen meini prawf derbyn Ysgol Newyddiaduraeth, y Cyfryngau ac Astudiaethau Diwylliannol ac Y Gyfraith a Gwleidyddiaeth.
O leiaf 7.0 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 6.0 ym mhob is-sgôr.
O leiaf 100 gyda sgôr o 24 o leiaf ar gyfer ysgrifennu, 22 ar gyfer gwrando, 24 ar gyfer darllen a 25 ar gyfer siarad.
70 gyda 70 ar gyfer siarad a dim llai na 62 yn unrhyw un o'r sgiliau eraill.
Trinity ISE II/III
III: o leiaf Teilyngdod ym mhob cydran.
Cymwysterau eraill a dderbynnir
Os ydych yn ymgeisydd tramor ac nid Saesneg yw eich iaith gyntaf, ewch i'n tudalen am ofynion Iaith Saesneg i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ba gymwysterau y byddwn yn eu derbyn.
GCSE English Language Grade B or 6, IGCSE English First Language grade B, IGCSE English as a Second Language not accepted.
Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)
Ewch i'n tudalen cyfanswm ffioedd am y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.
Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)
Ewch i'n tudalen cyfanswm ffioedd am y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.
Cyfarpar ar gyfer cwrs penodol
You will not need any specific equipment.
Mae gennym amrywiaeth o breswylfeydd sydd yn gweddu i anghenion a phoced yr unigolyn. Cewch wybod rhagor ar ein tudalennau llety.
Strwythur y cwrs
The BA in Journalism, Communications and Politics is a three-year, full time, modular course. You will take 120 credits per year split equally between your subjects.
Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020
You will study 60 credits in each school.
You will be introduced to ideas and approaches in lectures and carry out more applied and team-based work in seminars.
|Teitl modiwl||Côd modiwl||Credydau|
|Y Da, Drwg a'r Gwleidyddol: The Good, the Bad and the Political||PL9193||20 credydau|
|Introduction to Political Science||PL9194||20 credydau|
|Introduction to International Relations||PL9195||20 credydau|
|Introduction to Political Thought||PL9196||20 credydau|
|Introduction to Globalisation||PL9197||20 credydau|
|Introduction to European Integration||PL9198||20 credydau|
|Introduction to Government||PL9199||20 credydau|
All modules in year two are optional modules. You will be expected to develop research protocols, on your own and in groups, and will begin to experiment with methods of information gathering and analysis.
By the end of year two, you will be equipped to conceive, design, research and write up your dissertation in year three.
In year three you will choose at least two modules from each School and may opt to write a dissertation in your particular area of interest.
The range of teaching methods becomes more diverse and involves more complex and challenging assignments. You will carry out independent research and apply theoretical ideas and approaches to practical or analytical work.
Dysgu ac asesu
Sut caf fy addysgu?
You will benefit from teaching led by experts in the fields of journalism and media studies on the one hand and political science and Government on the other. You will be taught by staff who are researchers or practitioners in the areas of journalism and communications or politics and international relations.
We offer a supportive learning environment, where you are enabled to acquire a range of skills and a wealth of specialist knowledge. Our courses foster intellectual skills, such as critical thinking, close analysis, evaluating evidence, constructing arguments, using theory and the effective deployment of language in writing and in debate. We also help you gain experience in team working, independent research and time management.
You will be taught both by lecture and seminar. Lectures provide an overview of the key concepts and frameworks for a topic, equipping you to carry out independent research for the seminars and to develop your own ideas. Seminars provide an opportunity for you to explore the ideas outlined in the lectures.
Seminars usually consist of about 15 students and the seminar leader (a member of the teaching team). Seminars may take various formats, including plenary group discussion, small-group work and student-led presentations.
Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?
As well as having regular feedback from your personal tutor in each course, you will have a reading week each semester for guided study and a chance to catch up on assessed work, reading and revision.
You will have access through the Learning Central website to relevant multimedia material, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, further links, electronic exercises and discussion circles.
The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, and excellent libraries and resource centres.
Sut caf fy asesu?
A range of assessment methods are used, including essays, examinations, presentations, portfolios and creative assignments.
Essays and examinations are used not only for assessment purposes but also as a means of developing your capacities to gather, organise, evaluate and deploy relevant information and ideas from a variety of sources in reasoned arguments. Dedicated essay workshops and individual advice enable you to produce your best work, and written feedback on essays feeds forward into future work, enabling you to develop your strengths and address any weaker areas.
The optional final-year dissertation provides you with the opportunity to investigate a specific topic of interest to you in depth and to acquire detailed knowledge about a particular field of study, to use your initiative in the collection and presentation of material and present a clear, cogent argument and draw appropriate conclusions.
We’ll provide you with frequent feedback on your work. This comes in a variety of formats including oral feedback during tutorials, personalised feedback on written work, feedback lectures, generic written feedback and feedback on tutorial performance
Pa sgiliau bydda i’n eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?
You will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both discipline specific and more generic ‘employability skills’, which will allow you to:
- read, analyse and synthesise complex academic texts
- analyse different media texts, including word, image and sound
- communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively in writing and speech
- learn from constructive criticism and incorporate its insights
- work both independently and as part of a team, developing a collaborative approach to problem-solving
- carry out various forms of independent research for essays, projects, creative productions or dissertations
- work to deadlines and priorities, managing a range of tasks at the same time
- use IT programmes and digital media, where appropriate
- take responsibility for your own learning programme and professional development.
School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
In 2015/16, 93% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.
Many graduates progress onto our postgraduate journalism, public relations and communications masters degrees and from there to various jobs in the media.
Recent examples of entry level jobs include: content author, digital media executive, social media policy adviser, research intern, editorial intern, reporter, PR executive/assistant, policy intern, campaign executive, teaching assistant and also project manager.
Having progressed from entry level jobs our alumni now hold numerous media and administration roles such as: production journalist (Telegraph Media Group), magazine editor (The Independent), senior press officer (Guardian News & Media), film producer (See Saw Films) and digital campaigns & community manager (Ruder Finn).
School of Politics and International Relations
In 2015/16, 97% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.
Politics at Cardiff is a respected recruitment pool for a variety of employers within this sector with the Public Service Ombudsman for Wales, the Department for Education, the UK Border Agency and a range of political parties all recruiting from the last graduating year.
Outside of the political sector, the degree is of interest to employers in both the public and private sectors, with graduates taking up management training opportunities within EY, Enterprise Rent A Car, Zurich Insurance and King Worldwide.
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