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News Journalism (Taught)

Cardiff University
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

News Journalism (Taught)

News Journalism offers a comprehensive professional introduction to the theory, ethics, application and promotion of quality journalism. The course offers an industry accredited skill-set enabling you to work across a range of modern journalistic roles.

You will learn the basics of how to find, produce, and publish a story using the most effective – and relevant – tools available. You will be taught how to write news, features, and opinion, how to research stories, build up contacts, and work a news patch that you are allocated.

In addition, you will also learn how to shoot short videos and stills on mobile for online reporting on our own public-facing news site and how to maximise the use of social media to share and promote your stories.

Distinctive features

  • Winner of the NCTJ's top performing postgraduate course for 2019.
  • An accredited National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) course.
  • Industry placements in the second semester.
  • An outstanding alumni network across the media.

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

Applicants that meet our Entry Criteria will be invited to attend an interview. The main interview periods will take place between December and April.

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.

In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain an IELTS score of at least 7.5.

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

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Program content

  • Public Administration
  • Reporters and the Reported
  • News Journalism 1
  • News Journalism 2
  • News Reporting and Production
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Data Journalism
  • Professional Development
  • Major Project
  • Motoring Journalism
  • Business and Financial Journalism
  • Lifestyle and Consumer Journalism
  • Political Reporting
  • Sports Journalism
  • Data Journalism
  • Yr Agenda Cymreig
  • Investigative Journalism

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for UK and EU students is £10,950

Tuition Fees for students from outside the EU is £20,200


What skills will I practise and develop?

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Take a shorthand note to 100 wpm
  • Construct a narrative
  • Be precise with grammar and sentence construction
  • Understand social media
  • Take and edit video for social media.

You will also be able to understand news and current affairs developments.

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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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Cardiff University

CF10 3AT Cardiff

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