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Journalism, media and culture

We combine a long-standing record of excellence in teaching and training with an outstanding research portfolio.

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Why study with us

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.


We're top ranked

The 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject placed us in its top five schools for Communication and Media Studies in the UK, and top 25 in the world.


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.


Well connected

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.

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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.

The Broadcast Journalism course has prepared me both on a technical and psychological level. It gives you a stamina and a critical edge that is good preparation for the newsroom. Not only can we spot a story, we can shoot it, edit it, produce it and direct it and I’d say we’ve been exceptionally well prepared for selling ourselves and our skills to potential employers.
Megan Davies MA Broadcast Journalism

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Recognition and reputation

We ranked 5th in the 2021 Complete University Guide and 7th in the 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 Communications and Media Studies.

Get ahead – get accredited

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.

Research your passion to build your future

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.

I was able learn multiple digital skills and I’d say I’m suited to digital literacy now. I have experience in digital networking, critically reading and creating media content and finding and selecting data for learning and research. My degree will help me to secure an ideal job in sectors such as media, culture, politics and business.
Amnah Ansari MA 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.

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