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News Journalism

Cardiff University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
20200 GBP/year
10950 GBP/year
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About

This News Journalism course from Cardiff University is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career as a news journalist, whether at a hyperlocal, regional, or national level.

Overview

News Journalism offers a comprehensive professional introduction to the theory, ethics, application and promotion of quality journalism. The News Journalism course from Cardiff University 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 they 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

  • An accredited National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) course.
  • Industry placements in the second semester.
  • An outstanding alumni network across the media.

Career

The range of careers open to those who succeed on this course includes reporting for online providers, from the BBC to local start-ups, and various news organisations with print and online operations in Britain and abroad.

Graduates typically work for local and national newspapers, news websites, blogs, news agencies and PR agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Major Project
  • Public Administration
  • Reporters and the Reported
  • News Journalism 
  • News Reporting and Production
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Data Journalism
  • Professional Development

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applicants are advised to submit applications between October and February.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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