MA News Journalism – Cardiff University

Our intense course teaches all the skills you need to secure that first job as a multimedia journalist. Our alumni work across a range of jobs with regional and national news organisations, broadcasters and specialist outlets. University modules include Data Journalism, with Sport, Politics, Investigations, and Environment and Science as options.

Students learn by doing. You will be allocated a patch in Cardiff to cover for our news site, The Cardiffian.

We teach to the NCTJ gold standard diploma, which includes Shorthand, PA and Court Reporting. Students who are physically unable to take shorthand are offered Editing Skills for Journalists and Data Journalism.

NCTJ elective modules offered:

  • Media law court reporting
  • Editing skills for journalists
  • Public affairs for journalists
  • Shorthand for journalists
  • Journalism for a digital audience
  • Data journalism

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