MA Journalism, Media and Communications course from Cardiff University will help you to develop an in-depth understanding of how media work across a variety of social, cultural, economic and political contexts.
It focuses on the academic study of journalism, but also offer opportunities for the development of professional skills through optional modules in the second semester and through research.
What you'll study
The course provides insights into how journalism is changing in a globalised context, exploring key debates and issues in journalism studies today. It also provides training in the use of a range of research skills in journalism studies, to support academic scholarship in the field of journalism studies.
You’ll learn to assess how media are linked to forces of globalisation, political institutions, global responses to war and conflict, and environmental challenges, amongst others.
You’ll also explore the roles of new information and communication technologies, their opportunities and challenges, their democratic potential and their regulation. We’ll also consider together issues of citizenship, race, gender, ethnicity and class that are shaping contemporary forms of news media content.
This course offers knowledge and expertise for a career in the journalism, media and communication industries or as a foundation for PhD research.
This degree is not designed as a vocational degree and does not provide training in Journalism. You should not consider this degree as a professional qualification towards becoming a journalist.
Graduates of MA Journalism, Media and Communications are employed in a range of occupations in journalism, media and communication institutions both in the UK and globally, taking on a variety of leading roles.
As an academic course focusing on critical analysis, this programme also provides a perfect starting-point for PhD research and prepares students for careers in research institutions, both at university and other public or private institutions.
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- Politics of Global Communication
- Putting Research into Practice
- Debates and Concepts in Media and Communications
- Project Based Dissertation
- Media Law
- Global Crisis Reporting
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications are considered throughout the year.
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Journalism Media Studies & Mass Media View 331 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in United Kingdom
- You will need to complete an online applications form which will then be considered by an admissions tutor.
- Suitable for graduates in the humanities and Social Sciences with appropriate disciplinary specialisations.
- Applicants should possess a higher education degree of at least lower second class honours (2:2), or a non-UK qualification recognised by the University as being equivalent to this. This requirement may be waived for candidates with relevant professional qualifications or experience.
- In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain an IELTS score of at least 7.0 (to include 6.0 in each sub-score), or an equivalent English language qualification. However, applicants with an IELTS score of 6.5 (to include 4.0 in each sub-score) will be considered provided they undertake and successfully complete the University’s ten-week pre-sessional English course.
International17450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17450 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9450 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Cardiff
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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