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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.



96% 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.


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.


Broadcast Journalism (MA)

Full time

Our MA in Broadcast Journalism is a challenging, practical programme, designed to prepare you for a career in broadcast news in the UK.

Computational and Data Journalism (MSc)

Full time

An innovative degree focusing on the development of knowledge and skills through research-informed practical learning in journalism, data science, computer coding and digital development.

Cultural and Creative Industries (MA)

Full time

Reflecting contemporary knowledge, theory, practice and research around the creative industries this programme will help you develop the skills needed to meet the challenges of this exciting sector.

Digital Documentaries (MA)

Full time

Our documentary programme integrates both the theory and practice of documentary production, giving you the opportunity to turn your ideas into innovative films for a variety of audiences.

Digital Media and Society (MA)

Full time

This course explores the role of new digital media in shaping and transforming society. It investigates how media audiences become producers, how citizen journalism and digital culture change established norms and practices, how social media and peer production affect politics and business and how technology is related to power and social change.

International Journalism (MA)

Full time

Suited to those with an international outlook, the course offers a mix of practice and theory for either aspiring journalists or midcareer practitioners to gain a perspective of journalism in different media and in different countries.

International Public Relations and Global Communications Management (MA)

Full time

Prepare for your future as a public relations (PR) professional through a mix of practice, theory and academic study, all while deepening your understanding of the PR practitioner’s role, and the strategic and operational contributions we make to organisations.

Journalism, Media And Communications (MA)

Full time

This course provides insight into how journalism and the media is changing in a globalised context – from journalism ethics to internet governance, from community media to global communications and from crisis reporting to the transformative potential of new technologies.

Magazine Journalism (MA)

Full time

Our MA in Magazine Journalism prepares you for a successful career in all aspects of magazine media. From glossy monthlies and quirky independent quarterlies to weekly titles for business people, customer magazines for brands, online magazines, websites, social media and freelancing.

News Journalism (MA)

Full time

Our MA in News Journalism offers a comprehensive, professional introduction to the theory, ethics, application and promotion of quality journalism. It is relevant to careers at hyperlocal, regional and national level in the UK.

Political Communication (MA)

Full time

This course explores the rapidly evolving role of communication in political life, both nationally and internationally, and examines how changes, including the increasing importance of ‘spin doctors’, image-based politics, the 24-hour news cycle and the globalisation of media, are shaping politics.

Journalism, Media and Culture (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

We are committed to undertaking research that engages with contemporary issues across journalism, the media and culture both theoretically and practically.

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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

Internationally, the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject placed us 28th in the world, one of only four UK institutions in the top 30, for Communication and Media Studies. We’re also ranked 11th in the 2022 Complete University Guide (communication and Media Studies) and 2022 Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide (Communication and Media).

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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

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Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, Graduate Outcomes Survey (2017/18 and 2018/19 combined)

Contains HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2021. The Higher Education Statistics Agency cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data