A postgraduate journalism, media or communications degree from Cardiff University is widely recognised as a stamp of quality. Our mission is to foster a unique, enriching interplay between ‘theory’ and ‘practice’, whether in the realm of professional skills or cutting-edge research.
97% of graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).
Taught by experts
Our expert and experienced staff include some of the world’s leading writers, researchers and thinkers as well as professional colleagues from journalism, public relations and the media.
You’ll be based in the heart of Cardiff’s vibrant media quarter in a purpose-built facility adjacent to the new BBC Cymru/Wales building.
The media industry defines our culture and how we live
Therefore, training people with the appropriate skills and strong values to work in the media industry is critically important and requires centres of excellence like Cardiff University to research and understand the modern media industry.
We ranked 5th in the 2021 Complete University Guide and 7th in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide for Communication and Media Studies. Internationally, the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject placed us 23rd in the world, and top three in the UK, for Communication and Media Studies.
Graduating with an accredited degree is a significant advantage when you're trying to stand out from other job applicants. Our four accredited degrees are: Broadcast Journalism, Magazine Journalism, News Journalism and International Public Relations and Global Communications Management.
Our PhD or MPhil programme covers all projects that we supervise within the fields of journalism, media and cultural studies. Our research, which is ranked 2nd in the UK for quality and impact, is organised into three over-lapping clusters: Journalism and Democracy; Media, Culture and Creativity; and Digital Media and Society.
300 seat lecture theatre, six newsrooms, two TV studios and two radio studios
In September 2018, we moved into a new purpose-built home located in Cardiff’s all-new Central Square development.
This location, in the heart of the city, has created a renewed and invigorated sense of our place at the heart of Cardiff’s cultural and media industries.
We are just a minute’s walk from Cardiff’s main train station, Cardiff Central, providing excellent transportation links on our doorstep.
Everything you need to know about our application process.
HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18, published by HESA in June 2020.
Be part of a thriving postgraduate community in a university known internationally for outstanding research and teaching.