Journalism & Media Degrees
Study at a city campus, in the centre of one of the UK’s most dynamic media industries
Hire and access our state-of-the-art facilities to get to grips with industry standard tools and equipment
Journalism at USW is rated top in Wales for learning opportunities and academic support (NSS 2022)
BBC, ITV, and Global and Wales Online are just some of the media companies nearby
JOURNALISM & MEDIA DEGREES
Experience the Media
The media plays an ever-expanding role in our lives, from newspapers, journals and the internet to film and television. We rely on journalists and media professionals for our window on the world – what we know about it and how we understand it.
Journalism and Media degrees at USW give the practical skills to become part of the industry or you can choose a theory-based course that spans the full range of the modern media, from traditional print journalism to blogging, film making, radio and publishing. Many of our courses are also accredited by professional bodies, giving you a head-start when it comes to applying for jobs in your industry, and with Cardiff becoming one of the UK's most dynamic media industries, it's the perfect place to launch your career.
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Cardiff is at the centre of one the UK’s most dynamic media industries. Our campus is in the heart of the city centre, with major broadcasters within easy reach, including BBC, ITV, and Global and Wales Online, who publish several newspapers and magazines.
Our campus boasts industry media facilities, including a multi-camera HDTV studio, radio studio and facilities for broadcast, print, radio and multi-media journalism. You can even hire equipment from our media and photography stores for free if you are enrolled on a journalism and media course.
In addition to teaching essential technical skills for industry, we ensure students are adept in creativity, problem solving and innovation. We place emphasis on ‘problem-led’ learning, where students inform their practice through real-world research that is underpinned by academic rigour, so that every student is creative-on-demand and job-ready.
Journalism and Media Courses
On our industry-led Journalism degree, we’ll teach you everything you need to work as a professional journalist – in broadcasting, online, print, social media and PR.
You'll study new developments in journalism, including the rise of fake news and the importance of an independent media to democracy.
If you want a career in the media industries, this hands-on media production degree offers the skills and opportunities you need.
It concentrates on storytelling and production skills for the cross-platform media industry.
Our Sports Journalism degree has been developed with industry and practical experience at the core.
This intensive and vocational course puts you at the heart of sports journalism from the start.
Our course focuses on the relationship between the media, society and culture, and its role in understanding who we are.
Your studies will include key themes in media, culture and journalism, and there is plenty of opportunity to engage in discussions and workshops.
This Masters level course in journalism and communications practice has a strong visual theme, designed for both the journalism and wider communications sectors.
We offer a number of Masters by Research postgraduate research programmes which allow you to make an in-depth study of a topic that interests you. You can study full-time or part-time, on campus or by distance.
We offer a number of PhD postgraduate research programmes in computing which allow you to make an in-depth study of a topic that interests you. You can study full-time or part-time, on campus or by distance.
Putting the Spotlight on our Students
Each year we take time to celebrate the work of our Faculty of Creative Industry students through a festival called 'Gradfest'.
This dedicated festival is home to project work, blogs, videos, social posts and so much more from our Journalism and Media students.
Students from across the university have the opportunity to showcase their work to the masses and take pride in doing so.
Take a look at what our students have worked on over the past year by viewing the Gradfest Journalism and Media website page.
Study in the heart of Cardiff
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Cardiff is a modern capital city that will surprise you.
It’s the UK’s fastest growing major city and has been multicultural and cosmopolitan from the start. Here, you’ll find an amazing quality of life, more green space per person than any UK city, and fantastic people.
Cardiff is one of the most affordable cities in the UK too, so it’s perfect for cash-strapped students. There’s always something happening or new places to discover. From shopping and live sport to music, arts and history, there’s something for everyone and great company to do it with.
Cardiff is a popular student city that knows how to enjoy itself. Wherever you turn, you’ll find somewhere to eat, drink or dance the night away.
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You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course.
For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.
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