Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Newspaper Journalism

This taught course is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career in print and online news, whether at the local, regional or national level. The range of careers open to those who succeed on this course includes reporting, specialist writing and sub editing. Students will learn the basics of writing news, features and opinion, and how to research stories, build up contacts and work a news patch. Each member of the course is allocated a political ward in Cardiff to gather their own original news stories.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to hold a UK higher education degree of lower 2nd Class Honours or above, or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent. This requirement may be waived for students with appropriate alternative qualifications. In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain a British Council IELTS score of at least 7.5or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Media law; digital journalism; public administration; reporters and the reported; newspaper reporting and production; newspaper journalism.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation for the Master's course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 16,626 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 7,290 per Whole course (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 13,236 per Whole course (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Administrative Contact
Telephone number: 
029 2087 4786