This media, culture and journalism degree focuses on the relationship between the media, society and culture, and its role in understanding who we are. Mixing theory with the chance to develop strong and focused practical skills, we’ll give you a real insight into how the media works.
Thanks to this mix, our graduates have in-depth subject knowledge and strong analytical skills that are valued in the media and the creative and cultural industries.
Those teaching on our theory-based modules are world-leading researchers, while those delivering our practical modules have extensive professional experience in the media. Cardiff is at the centre of one of the UK’s most dynamic media industries. With so much going on, it’s the perfect place to study media and journalism.
In the first year of the Media, Culture and Journalism degree, key themes in media, culture and journalism are introduced through detailed study of the practices and theory of newspapers, cinema, television, the internet, popular music and other media forms. You will engage in discussions and workshops, and take a module introducing you to the key skills of Journalism Practice.
In the second year, you will explore in depth the relationship between media and audiences, the power of media institutions, the reach of international media and the importance of digital media. Specialist training in media research skills is available and you can choose between optional modules in journalism or work experience.
You will complete a compulsory dissertation on a topic of your choice in your final year and choose several modules that reflect the interests and expertise you have developed.
Year One – Media, Culture and Journalism degree
- Journalism Practice
- Journalism Studies
- Musical Cultures
- Contemporary Popular Television
- Introduction to Media Theory
- Understanding Communication in the Creative and Cultural Industries
Year Two – Media, Culture and Journalism degree
- Media Audiences & Fandom
- Researching Media, Culture & Communication
- Digital Media & Society
- Journalism & Society
- Consumer Cultures
- Broadcast Journalism (Option)
- Social, Digital, Mobile Story Production (Option)
- Work Experience (Option)
Year Three – Media, Culture and Journalism degree
- Media & Culture in Wales
- International Media
- Gender and the Media
- TV Drama
- Creative Industries Professional Practice