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Are you passionate about Film, Music, Fashion or Sports Journalism? Look no further than the Specialist Journalism MA/PgD/PgC programme at Cardiff Metropolitan University. This practical-focused master's degree is designed to prepare you for a successful career in journalism. Taught by industry professionals and researchers, the course covers contemporary journalism in the digital age. You'll develop your skills in print and online journalism, as well as multimedia production, including self-shooting and editing. With a strong emphasis on employability, the programme offers work placements and teaches essential vocational skills. Join our vibrant academic community and gain the confidence to become a specialist journalist.

About the course

Want to work as a Film, Music, Fashion or Sports Journalist?

The MA Specialist Journalism at Cardiff Metropolitan University is a master's degree with a practical focus. Designed and delivered by academic staff who are both industry professionals and researchers, the course aims to create practicing Specialist Journalists and prepare them to be industry ready for employment in journalism. Written in collaboration with practicing journalists from the BBC to ensure we teach contemporary journalism for the digital, new media age, this distinctive degree is aimed to support students while they develop their journalistic skills and techniques within a particular specialism, such as: film, music, fashion or sports journalism.

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Entry Requirements

Each applicant is considered on their academic merits and their ability to demonstrate an interest and ability in the subject area.

Applicants should usually have a first or upper second-class honours degree, in a relevant subject. Students that meet the criteria will be invited for interview.


​As a postgraduate, research or part-time student, the tuition fees you are charged will depend on the course you choose to study.

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Where is Cardiff Metropolitan University

Student Profiles

Kristine Clifford

The MA in Specialist Journalism set me up with the tools and knowledge to establish myself within the UK media industry. Our weekly workshops consisted of writing articles, creating videos and producing magazines, which gave us the skills of an multimedia journalist. We had in-depth discussions of law and ethics within the industry, as well as a course in research. The continual practice of writing, researching, and developing stories created generated self-assurance within work placements, and now in my new career.

Stephen Jones

I chose Specialist Journalism because I realised not every wordsmith was put on this earth to become a famous novelist. Deep down, I always knew journalism was my calling, I just needed to believe in myself more. To have belief was exactly what this university and its formidable lecturers taught me. This MA helped me stupendously as a journalist and gave me so much more confidence within my craft. As I chose to specialise in sports journalism, I was able to secure some great internships that shaped my understanding of the industry and bulked up my CV in the process.

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