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School Selection Procedures - Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies

All applications for a place on any of the Journalism degree programmes must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) application service. Applications can be made either in the English or the Welsh language. We recognise that if you are a Welsh speaker, you may feel more comfortable speaking to a Welsh speaking personal tutor when you contact the School. Provided there are Welsh speaking members of staff available, every effort will be made to allocate a Welsh speaker to you at any point of the application process.

Once we have received and considered your application, we may invite you to visit a School Open Day sometime during the period November to early March. There will not be a formal interview, but there will be a guided tour of the School, Students’ Union and campus. You will meet students and staff, providing us with an opportunity of getting to know more about you and enabling you to find out what life is like as a student in Cardiff.

All applications are considered by an admissions tutor. Qualifications attained and predicted grades are all taken into consideration in light of the personal statement and references.

Applications are assessed as and when they are received and you can usually expect to hear from us within 21 days of receipt of the application. At busier times of the year, this process may take up to 28 days.

If the admissions tutor requires further information, they may contact the applicant by e mail and request the information that is required in order to continue processing the application.

School Selection Criteria

The School is interested in applicants who not only can gain the required qualifications, but who can demonstrate in their supporting statements a genuine interest and motivation to study aspects of journalism, media and cultural studies from a variety of perspectives. The School is interested in evidence of academic excellence, specific interests in the fields of journalism, media and culture, evidence of commitment to study and knowledge of related extracurricular activities or achievements. The modules we offer are more analytical than practical so when we evaluate applications, we are looking for candidates to provide evidence of understanding the role, nature and influence of the media. The School is very interested in evidence of communication and analytical skills. Good writing skills in particular are highly valued.

Use of Contextual Data

Further information is to follow. For details of University policy, please click here.

Admissions Tests

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies does not have any standardised admissions test requirements.

Selection Interviews

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies does not interview applicants for its undergraduate programmes.

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