Taught course

Computational Journalism

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Computer Science

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good first degree. Applications must include a personal statement that outlines the applicant’s reasons for applying, and at least one reference letter from a previous tutor or person in charge of a past professional experience. Work experience within the media or creative industries would be beneficial. Applicants whose first language is not English must obtain a British Council IELTS score of at least 7.0 (with a minimum subscore of 6.0 in each component), or an equivalent English language qualification. However, applicants with an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum subscore of 6.0 in each component) will be considered provided they undertake and successfully complete the University’s eight-week pre-sessional English course. This requirement may be waived if the applicant can furnish sufficient evidence that they are suitably proficient in the use of English. Full details of Cardiff University's English Language requirements can be found here.

Months of entry


Course content

Today’s media industries are changing at unprecedented speed as digital technologies facilitate the growth of global markets in digital media. With this has come a need for enhanced specialist skills which combine an understanding of journalism best practise and the ability to develop digital platforms and applications to meet changing technology and consumer demand. This course offers students the experience and skills required to develop and gain employment in emerging areas of the industry.

This full-time MSc focuses on the development of knowledge and skills through research-informed learning in digital journalism, data science, computer coding and digital development. These core elements in the MSc programme will be supplemented by a range of options enabling students to study media and computational issues by participation in new and existing modules delivered within the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and the School of Computer Science and Informatics.

Full details of available modules and other information about this course can be found on our website: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/Postgraduate/course/detail/p411.html

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Huw Thomas
+44 (0)29 2087 4786