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Why study with us

We offer an outstanding environment in which to learn, think and develop vital personal and professional skills with an emphasis on scholarly curiosity, informed debate and creative thinking. Our graduates use their knowledge, skills and passion to pursue careers in journalism, communications, public relations, the creative industries and business.



88% 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 (Graduate Outcomes survey 2020/21).


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.


Entry year

Journalism and Communications (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The degree is concerned with the production, content and reception of all journalism and communications.

Journalism, Communications and Politics (BA)

Full time, 3 years

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.

Journalism, Media and English Literature (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Explore the glorious diversity of English literature across the chronological span, making connections across all forms of culture and gain a broad understanding of journalism in our age of 24/7 news and social media, fully utilising our media

Media and Communications (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The degree is concerned with the study of the media and cultural industries and their roles in modern society.

Media, Journalism and Culture (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The degree is concerned with the study and examination of an essential part of modern life – the media.

Welsh and Journalism (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Combine a detailed study of Welsh - language, literature and culture - with a broad understanding of journalism.

Our videos

Studying journalism, communications and the media at Cardiff University

The first thing you need to know is that all of our undergraduate programmes are primarily academic, theoretical programmes, which teach you more about journalism, media and the cultural Industries than they train you how to be a journalist, TV producer or film maker.

Media matters

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.

There are opportunities to speak to industry professionals throughout your degree, and the working relationship between lecturers and students is first-class.
Lauren Reeves Media, Journalism and Culture (BA 2019)

A foundation for success

We're a professional media school

Our international reputation across teaching and research is recognised in several rankings. Currently, we’re ranked 8th in the UK for communication and media in The Times Good University guide 2024. We’re also 10th in the Complete University Guide 2024 and 29th globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 for communication and media studies.

Get involved in our media channels

Four media channels, managed by the Students' Union, provide you with a great way to develop your media skills. Dedicated teams of students produce Gair Rhydd our weekly newspaper, Quench our lifestyle magazine, Xpress radio and Cardiff Union TV.

Cardiff is a great choice. The university itself is a great space for learning and growing, while the city is also very welcoming. I enjoyed the layout of the school, where there are areas dedicated to studies and relaxation.
Daria Nekrasova Media and Communications (BA 2023)

Launch your career with us

Meet entrepreneur and branding expert Sarah John

Boss Brewing founder Sarah John explains how her home brewing experience, passion for business and communications expertise helped her to become a successful business owner.

Meet journalist, digital lead and presenter Kathryn Charles

ITV Cymru Wales journalist Kathryn Charles (Tresilian in the video) explains how studying current affairs, world politics, advertising and public relations helped her to become a successful and effective journalist.

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Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

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Student life

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