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Cardiff Metropolitan University Journalism

Cardiff Metropolitan University Journalism

Media – BA (Joint Honours) Degree

Course Overview

T​​he study of Media at Cardiff Met forms part of the ​BA Humanities and Education Joint Honours programme within​​ the Cardiff School of Education.​

The subject combines theoretical analysis of media, such as film, TV and digital media with practical skills in digital media, media writing and journalism, with particular focus given to ‘specialist journalism’, such as film, music, fashion and sports journalism.

Taught by academic staff who ​are current practitioners and researchers, this distinctive degree subject also has a strong employability focus allowing students to combine theoretical perspectives with practical vocational skills. Students will graduate with strong communication and analytical skills that are highly valued in today’s employment market. These skills are reinforced by work placements.

As part of a Joint honours degree the programme is well integrated and encourages students to make connections across the curriculum. As well as a rich and varied academic focus, the course also benefits from exciting extra-curricula opportunities, including visiting media professionals and cultural excursions. Students also have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work by contributing to and regularly publishing work in a number of University and external publications.

You can combine Media with the following subjects and graduate with the following named degree:

Our BA (Hons) English & Media degree scored 100% overall satisfaction in the 2015 and 2016 National Student Survey.

Course information on this page relates to September 2017 entry.

Course Content

In addition to the specialist Media modules all students also undertake core modules. These are designed to help you develop academic and research skills required for successful study within higher education, and to help you both to explore future options for employment and to develop employability skills.​

Year One:

Introductory modules such as ‘Introduction to Media Theory’ and ‘Getting Started in Journalism’ provide students with key information and skills as well as a foundation of knowledge upon which to build.