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Journalism scholarship to advance diversity in media industry

20 July 2018

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The successful applicant will receive tuition and living expenses for a year.

Cardiff University has been chosen as one of only two UK universities to offer the Aziz Foundation's Master's Scholarship in Journalism.

The scholarship is worth up to £22,000 covering all fees and a monthly stipend for a British muslim student.

To apply, applicants must be actively engaged in British Muslim communities and interested in the under-representation of Muslims in the media and developing diversity in journalism.

The key aim of the scholarship is to help develop a pool of Muslim journalists who can advance diversity in the media industry, improve reporting on religion and minorities in the media, and champion under-represented communities.

The successful applicant will be selected through an interview process managed by the Aziz Foundation and the scholarship will cover tuition and living expenses for a year.

Applicants should meet all of the requirements and hold an offer for one of the School's postgraduate courses.

Director of the Centre for Journalism Professor Richard Sambrook said, "As a School that has trained student journalists from a broad range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds for over forty years, we are pleased to be able to offer this scholarship.

"It is testament to the quality and integrity of our teaching that we have been chosen, alongside our good friends and perennial rivals City, University of London.

"We look forward to welcoming our first Aziz Foundation Scholar to Two Central Square this September, our new state-of-the-art home in the heart of Cardiff's media quarter."

The deadline for applications is Friday 3 August 2018.

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