Show as: Mobile

Journalism, Communications and Politics

Cardiff University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2022

Program description

Journalism, Communications and Politics

You will analyse and reflect upon changes to both politics and policy driven by the growth of social media, the communications industry and the 24/7 news cycle. In recent years, institutional politics have become more mediatised, and political leaders are now media-driven and speak in soundbites.

Political campaigning is no longer limited to pre-electoral periods and public relations strategists and political consultants have become more and more central to politics. These links are affecting policy too, both at the national and the international levels.

The spread of the internet and the development of social media has also brought changes to the relations between citizens and their political representatives, and constitute a new platform for citizens’ political deliberation, and for the organisation of activists, protesters, and new social movements (often at a transnational level). This new course aims to critically examine these and many other issues.

While this course is both challenging and academic in nature, it does NOT provide vocational journalism training.

Distinctive features

Cardiff is home to a lively media industry and to the Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales, providing excellent opportunities for work experience.

You will also study Journalism and Communications in a new purpose-built School in the centre of Cardiff's all-new Central Square development. The School is located next to national media organisations such as Media Wales and BBC Cymru/Wales.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2020/21 academic year. The final modules will be published by September.

Admission requirements

Typical A level offer

ABB - BBB. You will not need to achieve these from any specific subjects but please note Critical Thinking and General Studies will not be accepted

Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL® test is accepted by 10,000+ universities and higher education institutes in over 150 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Chat with students

Program content

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2022/23 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2022.

Year One

  • History of Mass Communication and Culture
  • Media Scholarship
  • Understanding Journalism Studies

Year Two

All modules in year two are optional modules. You will be expected to develop research protocols, on your own and in groups, and will begin to experiment with methods of information gathering and analysis.

By the end of year two, you will be equipped to conceive, design, research and write up your dissertation in year three.

Year three: Sandwich year

In year three you will choose at least two modules from each School and may opt to write a dissertation in your particular area of interest.

The range of teaching methods becomes more diverse and involves more complex and challenging assignments. You will carry out independent research and apply theoretical ideas and approaches to practical or analytical work.

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fees for UK and Ireland Students: £9,000 per year.
  • Tuition fees for International Students: £18,700 per year.

For more information about tuition fee, please visit the university website.


What skills will I practise and develop?

You will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both discipline specific and more generic ‘employability skills’, which will allow you to:

  • Read, analyse and synthesise complex academic texts
  • Analyse different media texts, including word, image and sound
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively in writing and speech
  • Learn from constructive criticism and incorporate its insights
  • Work both independently and as part of a team, developing a collaborative approach to problem-solving
  • Carry out various forms of independent research for essays, projects, creative productions or dissertations
  • Work to deadlines and priorities, managing a range of tasks at the same time
  • Use IT programs and digital media, where appropriate
  • Take responsibility for your own learning program and professional development.

Contact school

Want to know more about this program, Journalism, Communications and Politics? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

Currently living in *
Nationality *

About this institute

Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...

Read more about this school

Contact info

Cardiff University

CF10 3AT Cardiff

 Show phone number

Contact school

Want to know more about Journalism, Communications and Politics? Fill out the following form and we'll pass your details on to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.


Be the first to write a review!