M.A. On Campus

Magazine Journalism

Cardiff University

12 months
21450 GBP/year
11700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our intensive Magazine Journalism course prepares you for your first job in magazine media. Whether that is print, online, digital, apps or social media – you will learn how to use the multimedia platforms a modern magazine uses.


The MA in Magazine Journalism is an intensive, practical year-long course and is accredited by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA).

The course equips you with the skills and knowledge to embrace all the multimedia platforms a modern magazine brand uses, focused on producing print, online, mobile and social media content.

You will learn how to write news, interviews, features and produce this content effectively across different content platforms. You will also be trained in key editing processes and the latest digital skills, producing photography, audio, video content and podcasts as well as page layouts.

All the skills prepare you for an entry-level job in magazine journalism or working as a freelance. We offer realistic learning experiences that mirror those you’ll face in your career, including the opportunity to pitch your work clearly and confidently and produce a complete magazine. We’re not looking for ready-made journalists, but you will need to demonstrate an interest in current affairs and the magazine industry. We also look for evidence of commitment to a career in journalism through prior relevant work experience, whether paid or unpaid.

This course prepares students to work in the UK 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.  

  • Professional Publishers Association (PPA)

Magazine Journalism is accredited by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA)


Professional Publishers Association (PPA)

Programme Structure

Please see the course page on our website for course structure. 

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.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Please see the course page on our website for admissions criteria.

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.


If you’re a home-fee paying student, you can apply for a £3,000 Master’s Excellence Scholarship from Cardiff University to help cover the cost of this programme.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Magazine Journalism
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