Broadcast Journalism, M.A. | Cardiff University | Cardiff, United Kingdom
12 months
21450 GBP/year
11700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Broadcast Journalism programme at Cardiff University is an intensive one year course covering radio, television, mobile and digital journalism. We aim to prepare you for a career in a modern broadcast newsroom.


Why study this course

Purpose built TV and radio studios will allow you to gain hands-on experience as you learn how to gather, prepare, publish and broadcast your content. We’re not looking for ready-made journalists, but you will need to demonstrate a keen interest in news and evidence your commitment to a career in journalism through prior work experience or placements, whether paid or unpaid.

We expect you to be engaged with what’s happening in the world; if you regularly watch and listen to TV and radio news programmes, that’s a good start.

Your time with us will be hard work but rewarding and will hopefully be the beginning of an exciting career in the UK media. We know employers look for talent that is multi-skilled, familiar with the latest technology and able to work independently. With that in mind, we aim to equip you with a broad set of digital production skills to support your future ambitions.You will also undertake a three-week industry placement to put these skills into practice.

The Broadcast Journalism is professionally accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council and prepares students to work in the UK News media. International students who meet the entry criteria and have career ambitions to work in the UK are welcome to apply, but those with broader journalism ambitions may prefer our MA International Journalism programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Administration
  • Reporters and the Reported
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Broadcast News Production
  • Broadcast News Reporting and Production
  • Media Law and Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We allocate places on a first-come, first-served basis following a successful interview, so we recommend you apply as early as possible.


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

Typically, you will need to have either:

  • a 2:2 honours degree, in any subject, or an equivalent international degree
  • a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification
  • or relevant professional experience evidenced by a reference.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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