Taught course

Newspaper Journalism

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

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to hold a UK higher education degree of lower second class Honours or above, or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent. This requirement may be waived for students with appropriate alternative qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Course Aims

This course is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career in print and online news, whether at the local, regional or national level. The range of careers open to those who succeed on this course includes reporting, specialist writing and sub-editing.

Students will learn the basics of writing news, features and opinion, and how to research stories, build up contacts and work a news patch. Each member of the course is allocated a political ward in Cardiff to gather their own original news stories.

Special Features
  • MA Newspaper Journalism is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
  • Industry placements in the second semester.
  • An outstanding alumni network across the media.

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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 7.5.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Huw Thomas
+44 (0)29 2087 4786