Taught course

Magazine Journalism

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

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

Our MA in Magazine Journalism prepares you for a successful career in all aspects of magazine media. From glossy monthlies and quirky independent quarterlies to weekly titles for business people, customer magazines for brands, online magazines, websites, social media and freelancing.

The MA in Magazine Journalism is an intensive, practical year-long course and is accredited by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA).

The course equips you with the skills and knowledge to embrace all the multimedia platforms a modern magazine brand uses, focused on producing print, online, mobile and social media content.

You will learn how to write news, interviews, features and produce this content effectively across different content platforms. You will also be trained in key editing processes and the latest digital skills, producing photography, audio, video content and podcasts as well as page layouts.

All the skills prepare you for an entry-level job in magazine journalism or working as a freelance. We offer realistic learning experiences that mirror those you’ll face in your career, including the opportunity to pitch your work clearly and confidently and produce a complete magazine. We’re not looking for ready-made journalists, but you will need to demonstrate an interest in current affairs and the magazine industry. We also look for evidence of commitment to a career in journalism through prior relevant work experience, whether paid or unpaid.

This course prepares students to work in the UK 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.


Magazine Journalism is accredited by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA)

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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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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