Taught course

Broadcast Journalism

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

Entry requirements

For entry requirements for this course, please visit our website.

Months of entry


Course content

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

The MA in Broadcast Journalism is an intensive year-long course covering radio, television, social and digital journalism.

Purpose built TV and radio studios will allow you to gain hands-on experience as you learn how to gather, prepare, publish and broadcast your content. We’re not looking for ready-made journalists, but you will need to demonstrate a keen interest in news and evidence your commitment to a career in journalism through prior work experience or placements, whether paid or unpaid.

We expect you to be engaged with what’s happening in the world; if you regularly watch and listen to TV and radio news programmes, that’s a good start.

Your time with us will be hard work but rewarding and will hopefully be the beginning of an exciting career in the UK media. We know employers look for talent that is multi-skilled, familiar with the latest technology and able to work independently. With that in mind, we aim to equip you with a broad set of digital production skills to support your future ambitions.You will also undertake a three-week industry placement to put these skills into practice.

This course is professionally accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council and prepares students to work in the UK News media. International students who meet the entry criteria and have career ambitions to work in the UK are welcome to apply, but those with broader journalism ambitions may prefer our MA International Journalism programme.


Fees and funding

UK students
For tuition fee information, please visit our website.
International students
For tuition fee information, please visit our website.

If you’re a home-fee paying student, you can apply for a £3,000 Master’s Excellence Scholarship from Cardiff University to help cover the cost of this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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