Cardiff University

151–175 th
Arts & humanities Rankings 2018
=162 nd
World University Rankings 2018
Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT, United Kingdom

Journalism and Communications

On a practical level, you will produce portfolios (including digital portfolios), practise journalistic writing skills across a number of platforms including online, broadcast, print and magazines, pitch ideas for new editorial products and businesses, and use a variety of software to produce graphic outputs, blogs, apps, and social media campaigns. While you will be able to take a number of practical modules, the emphasis of the degree is academic and analytical. You will be able to follow a clear journalism and communication path throughout the three years of study which will culminate in journalism based dissertation. Crucially, you will gain the ability to research, write and critique your own written projects according to highest academic standards, and utilise modern information technology in researching and presenting. You will develop your ability to work both independently and in groups. Finally, the course will develop and hone your awareness of the practical and economic forces which frame the media, cultural and creative industries, leaving you ideally placed to work in any field where communication skills are required. While Journalism and Communications in particular is a product of our extensive and growing communications environment, the course also benefits from our experience teaching and researching both journalism and media studies from national and international perspectives. While this course is both challenging and academic in nature, it does NOT provide vocational journalism training. Distinctive features study in the Guardian's top rated School for Journalism and Public Relations (2016 and 2017) a flourishing Journalism Society and a student media centre year one seminars may be taken through the medium of Welsh access to Erasmus and Study Abroad schemes careers weeks and workshops to ensure your readiness for the ‘world of work’

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site - Cardiff,Cardiff
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £15,080