Taught course

Journalism, Media and Communications

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in the humanities and Social Sciences with appropriate disciplinary specialisations. Applicants should possess a higher education degree of at least lower second class honours (2:2), or a non-UK qualification recognised by the University as being equivalent to this. This requirement may be waived for candidates with relevant professional qualifications or experience.

Journalism and the Public Sphere; Media and Globalisation; Online Journalism; Principles and Practices of Media Research.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course Aims

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of how media work across a variety of social, cultural, economic and political contexts
    Assess how media are linked to forces of globalisation, political institutions, global responses to war and conflict, and environmental challenges, amongst others
    Explore the roles of new information and communication technologies, their opportunities and challenges, their democratic potential and their regulation
    Consider issues of citizenship, race, gender, ethnicity and class are shaping contemporary forms of news media content
  • To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the journalism, media and communication industries or as a foundation for PhD research.

This programme is NOT designed as a vocational degree and does not provide training in Journalism. Students should not consider this degree as a professional qualification towards becoming a journalist.

Special Features

  • Designed both for those with no previous experience in journalism and for mid-career journalism practitioners wanting a period of reflection upon and study of the profession to deepen understanding of journalism practice.
  • It aims to promote an awareness of the place and importance of journalism in the contemporary world, and in local and global contexts.
  • The course attracts students from all over the world, providing a rich and diverse environment for academic study and critique.

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Information for international students

In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain a British Council IELTS score of at least 7.0, or an equivalent English language qualification. However, applicants with an IELTS score of 6.5 will be considered provided they undertake and successfully complete the University’s eight-week pre-sessional English course.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Mr Huw Thomas
Email
Jomec-ma@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 4786