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Journalism, Media and Sociology

Cardiff University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Cardiff

Program description

Journalism, Media and Sociology

Many students find studying a joint honours program stimulating and rewarding as they are able to observe both similarities and differences between the two subjects. By combining journalism, media and sociology, you will gain a variety of transferable skills and knowledge beneficial for your future.

This degree is delivered in partnership by the School of Social Sciences and the School of Journalism, Media and Culture. It offers an opportunity to explore current debates in sociological concepts and methods, communications and media studies.

Your Sociology modules will help you to make sense of the social and cultural contexts in which journalism is rooted and to which media debates respond – such as the changing nature of media networks, shifts in the nature of work, leisure and family life, transformation in institutions such as the education, welfare, political and legal systems, shifts in the ethnic make-up of Britain, the continuing significance of class and gender inequalities, and debates over increasing globalisation and new forms of technology, media, scientific innovation and medical intervention.

Sociology modules will help you to understand pressing questions raised by studying the media, such as society’s prevailing attitudes to immigration, why certain social groups are fascinated with celebrity, why young people seem to be less interested in politics today and whether it is really the case that we are becoming a more affluent and individualised society.

Your Journalism and Media modules will introduce many of the key themes, concepts, frameworks and skills necessary to begin your critical analysis of the media, your study of journalism and your understanding of mass communications.

They will compare scholarly and professional approaches to understanding the evolving nature of news in light of recent trends and developments and you will learn how to use historical and analytical approaches to think critically about contemporary media culture.

Distinctive features

  • Sociology is an excellent subject to pair with journalism because of its close attention to cultural concerns and its ability to contextualise and inform our understanding of the important role of the media in society.
  • The opportunity for you to learn in Schools ranked 2nd in the UK for research quality in journalism, 3rd in sociology and 5th in education in the 2014 Research Excellent Framework (REF).
  • The involvement of research-active staff in teaching.
  • The emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment.

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. 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


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Program content

  • Introduction to Social Science Research
  • Key Ideas in Social Science
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • History of Mass Communication and Culture
  • Media Scholarship
  • Cymru: Y Senedd, Y Straeon a'r Spin
  • Understanding Journalism Studies
  • Contemporary Inequalities
  • Social Research Methods
  • Social Theory
  • Dissertation
  • Media Law
  • Mediating Childhood
  • Spin Unspun: Public Relations and The News Media
  • The Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Communicating Causes
  • Understanding Media Business
  • Reporting Conflict and the Civil Sphere
  • Palu am y Gwir
  • Stori Pwy? Cyfathrebu Cymru
  • Reporting the World
  • Media, Money and Markets
  • Feminisms and Television History
  • A Century of War Photojournalism
  • Marketing, Branding and Promotional Cultures in Television
  • Dissertation
  • Sociology on the Move
  • The Sociology of Stigma
  • Ethnomethodology
  • Society and Genetics
  • Digital Society and Social Change
  • Environment and Human Health
  • Digital Social Research: Theory, Methods and Data

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for UK and EU students is £9,000

Tuition Fees for students from outside the EU is £17,450

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

Knowledge & Understanding

On successful completion of the program you will be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of key concepts and theoretical approaches that have been developed and are developing within Sociology and Journalism
  • An understanding of sociological and cultural theories
  • An understanding of social change and the nature of social processes that underpin them and their implications for social diversity and inequality
  • An understanding of a range of qualitative and quantitative research strategies and methods

Intellectual Skills

On successful completion of the program you will be able to demonstrate:

  • appraise sociological and cultural theories and assess them in relation to evidence
  • demonstrate an awareness of social change, the nature of social processes underpinning them and their implications for social diversity and inequality
  • appraise and use a range of qualitative and quantitative research strategies and methods
  • demonstrate awareness of the distinctive character of sociology in relation to the discipline of journalism and media studies and also its relationship to everyday explanations.
  • demonstrate intellectual independence, critical engagement, personal and academic communication skills.

Professional Practical Skills

On successful completion of the program you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Design and use a range of data collection instruments needed to explore and understand the social world
  • Critically evaluate, synthesise and interpret primary and secondary data generated using different methods, using specialist software where necessary
  • Work both collaboratively and individually on theoretically informed and empirically-grounded projects that draw on appropriate and relevant research evidence

Transferable/Key Skills

On successful completion of the program you will be able to demonstrate:

  • The capacity for problem-solving and originality in thinking by using knowledge and skills to tackle familiar and unfamiliar problems
  • Academic and personal skills such as critical thinking, writing, oral presentations, problem solving, group work, time-management, and the use of information technology.
  • The ability to communicate complex information in a variety of formats including reports, oral presentations, posters and dissertations

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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...


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