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.

We were one of the first Universities in the UK to teach courses in Media, Culture and Journalism and your studies here will benefit from this well-respected tradition. Staff teaching practical modules have extensive experience in the media, and those on our theory-based modules are world-leading researchers in their field. Follow @MCJ_USW

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...

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Mike O’Hara, Course Leader
Dr. Philip Mitchell, Academic Subject Manager
Dr. Peter Jachimiak, Senior Lecturer
Dr. Rebecca Williams, Lecturer
Dr. Ruth McElroy, Reader in Media and Cultural Studies

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This course is taught at: Cardiff Campus


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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