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Journalism, media and culture

Join us to study issues such as the impact of social media, the role of corporate communications or why in the era of ‘fake news’ quality journalism matters more than ever.

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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.

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We're top ranked

The QS World University Rankings by Subject placed us in its top five schools for Communication and Media Studies in Europe.

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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.

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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.

Courses

Journalism and Communications (BA)

Full time, 3 years

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

Journalism Media and Sociology (BA)

Full time, 3 years

This modern degree enables you to make sense of society and the role of mass communications in an era of globalisation and social change.

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

The joint honours degree in Journalism and English Literature provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects

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 talks and videos

Welcome to our open day

Dr Ross Garner introduces the School of Journalism, Media and Culture's single and joint honours degrees, how teaching is delivered, how to get the most out of your degree and the career pathways open to our graduates.

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 BA Media, Journalism and Culture

A foundation for success

We're a professional media school

Our international reputation was recently highlighted by the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject where we ranked 5th in Europe and 23rd globally for communications and media studies, placing us amongst the very best institutions world-wide.

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.

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.

Explore Cardiff University

Your campus experience for 2021/22

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've worked hard to ensure students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out what we've been doing and what you might expect when you join us.

Guaranteed accommodation

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

Student support

Get free, impartial and confidential advice on disability and dyslexia, money, careers, counselling and more.

Student life

Learn more about our sport and recreation, free language programmes, living costs, learning support and the Students' Union.

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