Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Computational Journalism

This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills through research-informed learning in digital journalism, data science, computer coding and digital development. These core elements will be supplemented by a range of options enabling students to study media and computational issues by participation in new and existing modules delivered within the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and the School of Computer Science and Informatics.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good 1st degree. Applicants are also required to submit a personal statement and at least 1 academic reference. Work experience within the media or creative industries would be beneficial. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum 6.0 in each component). Applicants with IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.0 in each component) may be considered, provided they undertake and successfully complete the University's 8-week pre-sessional English course.

Course modules

Semester 1: Information processing in Python; web application development; digital journalism; reporters and the reported. Semester 2: Digital investigation. 1 from: Web and social computing; human centric computing; visual communication and information design. 2 from: Reporting business, finance and economics; reporting health and science; global crisis reporting; managing print in a digital world. Plus dissertation project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,560 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

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

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