BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Journalism


The BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Journalism degree focuses on the relationship between the media and society, its political significance, 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. Although emphasis is on theoretical engagement with the media, you have a chance to develop your practical skills in specific areas. Thanks to this mix, graduates have in-depth subject knowledge and strong analytical skills that are valued in the media.

Those teaching on our theory-based modules are world-leading researchers, while those delivering our practical modules have extensive professional experience in the media. Cardff 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. Graduates from the Media, Culture and Journalism degree go on to work for major film and TV broadcasters, distributors and educational institutions, and their research work is published globally.

What you will study

In the first year, 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 have the option of including a media production module that puts theory into 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 nature of media cultures. Specialist training in media research skills is available and you can take a media production module.

You will complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice in your final year and choose modules that reflect the interests and expertise you have developed.

Year One – Media, Culture and Journalism degree

  • Radio Production
  • Journalism Practice
  • Journalism Studies
  • Audio for Media
  • Musical Cultures
  • Comparative Media Histories
  • Contemporary Popular Television
  • Introduction to Media Theory
  • Understanding 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
  • Social, Digital, Mobile Story Production
  • Contemporary Musical Cultures
  • Work Experience

Year Three – Media, Culture and Journalism degree

  • Media & Culture in Wales
  • Music in the Digital Age
  • International Media
  • Masculinities, Media and Culture
  • Media Business
  • Creative Industries Professional Practice
  • Dissertation

Modules are subject to change.

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