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Media, Journalism and Culture

Cardiff University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2021
Application deadline: UK and EU - 15 Jan; International Students - 30 June

Program description

Media, Journalism and Culture

The overall aim of our Media, Journalism and Culture course is to equip you to become a well-informed citizen in a media-saturated society.

Our courses study the many facets of journalism, media, culture and communications, and consider in an era of globalisation and dynamic social change their impact on society, politics and popular culture. They provide you with job-specific skills such as research methods and optionally, journalistic practice as well as much broader transferable skills valuable to a range of sectors.

This degree begins from the assumption that in order to understand modern society, we need to understand the central role that media and the cultural industries play in that society.

While you will be able to take a limited number of more practical modules, the emphasis of the degree is academic and analytical.

You will join a stimulating intellectual environment committed to maximising your potential through personal development and careers events. Many of our experienced lecturers are internationally recognised in their subject areas.

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

Distinctive features

The distinctive features of the course include:

  • You will study in a new purpose-built School in the centre of Cardiff's all-new Central Square development.
  • We are located next to national media organisations such as Media Wales and BBC Cymru/Wales.
  • We have been ranked by the Guardian’s University League Table as one of the top five Schools for Journalism and Public Relations in the UK, for the last five years.

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 that General Studies and Critical Thinking 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

  • History of Mass Communication and Culture
  • Representations
  • Media Scholarship
  • An Introduction to Media Audiences
  • Advertising and the Consumer Society
  • Understanding Journalism Studies
  • Media, Power and Society
  • Doing Media Research: Approaches and Methods
  • Media and Gender
  • Mediation of Political Violence
  • Yr Ystafell Newyddion 1
  • Yr Ystafell Newyddion 2
  • Birth and Death and Marriage in the Media: Researching the "Personal" in "Cultural Context"
  • Film and Cultural Theory
  • Managing Media Communications
  • Celebrity Culture
  • Fashion Futures: Technology, Innovation and Society
  • Internet Governance
  • Media, Globalisation and Culture
  • Public Relations and Political Communication
  • Media Fandom
  • Employability: Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Erasmus and Study Abroad
  • Body / Image
  • War, Politics and Propaganda II
  • Media Law Year 2
  • Media and Democracy
  • Dissertation
  • Media Law
  • Mediating Childhood
  • The Making and Shaping of News
  • Media, Racism, Conflict
  • Spin Unspun: Public Relations and The News Media
  • The Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Sport and the Media
  • 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
  • The Cultural Politics of Contemporary Hollywood
  • Popular Music, Media, & Culture
  • A Century of War Photojournalism
  • Immersive Media
  • Marketing, Branding and Promotional Cultures in Television
  • Power and Resistance in the Big Data Age

Tuition fees

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

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

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, 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

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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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