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Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

The Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies has an international reputation as a centre for teaching and research.

Its expertise ranges from the study of television and popular culture to the role of new technologies in journalism. The Centre for Journalism Studies, part of the School, pioneered postgraduate training in journalism and Cardiff is now widely regarded as the best journalism School in the UK. Its alumni can be found in senior jobs across the British news media.

During the 1990s, the School expanded significantly to encompass the growth of media and cultural studies. Today, it offers a wide range of both academic and practice-based courses, including an academic BA in Journalism, Film and Media; the vocational postgraduate diploma in journalism and a number of MA courses, some of which are academic in character and some of which blend academic study with practice based work. There is also a thriving MPhil/PhD programme.

In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, the School achieved a grade 5 rating placing it in the top three departments in the UK. Many of the School’s staff enjoy national and international reputations and this creates a stimulating and dynamic environment for teaching and ensures that students are exposed to the very latest research and thinking.

The School is located in the Bute Building, one of the most elegant and impressive of the Portland stone buildings that comprise Cardiff’s internationally renowned civic centre. Consequently our students benefit from being taught in bright and attractive surroundings, well equipped lecture theatres, seminar rooms and library facilities. The Bute Building also houses a fully equipped television studio, picture editing suites, radio studios, a new media lab, three newsrooms and a teaching centre designed for use by public and media relations professionals.

The School recruits more than 120 postgraduate and 130 undergraduate students annually.

Student Views

"I have always been fascinated by the media industry and hope to go on to a career in broadcasting or events management. The journalism degree at Cardiff has a great reputation and, as a capital city, Cardiff has plenty of good opportunities for finding relevant work experience."
Helen Bothamley (Journalism, Film and Media)

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