Cardiff University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

Journalism, Media and English Literature

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Course summary

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The BA in Journalism, Media and English Literature provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects. Many students find joint honours both stimulating and rewarding as they observe both similarities and differences between the two subjects. Often there are complementary issues and perspectives as well as skills and that link the subjects, be they critical analysis, historical contexts or recent research. While the journalism part of the degree examines the media in its growth and historical and cultural significance in shaping our lives, the English literature modules focus on the critical analysis of a range of texts from different periods together with the exploration of complex ideas. Each school involved in delivering the degree offers a challenging set of modules, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relationships. Within English literature, you are free to follow a traditional programme covering multiple periods and genres or to build a more distinctive mix of modules combining literary study with analysis of other cultural forms. You will also study the many facets of journalism and media in an era of globalisation and dynamic social change and their impact on society, politics and popular culture. The degree provides the training necessary for students who wish to study either discipline at postgraduate level, and a valuable range of intellectual and transferable skills for students who wish to enter other professions. Distinctive features The distinctive features of the course include: •teaching across the whole chronological and geographical span of English literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century •a reputation for theoretically informed reading, bringing texts from all periods into dialogue with contemporary concerns about gender, identity, sexuality, nationality, race, the body, the environment, and digital technology •a strong tradition in creative writing, taught by writers making their mark on today’s culture •a flourishing Journalism Society and English Society as well as a student media centre •careers weeks and workshops organised regularly to ensure your readiness for the ‘world of work’.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codePQ53
Institution code C15
Campus nameMain Site - Cardiff
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - BBB Grade B in English Literature or English Literature and Language or Creative Writing. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD-DM in a BTEC Diploma in Humanities and Social Science subjects, plus B in A-level English Literature or English Language and Literature (combined A-Level) or Creative Writing.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB - BBB Grade B in English Literature or English Literature and Language or Creative Writing. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 665 in 3 HL subjects including 6 at HL in English Literature, English Language and Literature or English Literature and Performance.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.
Extended Project A For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language Grade C or 4, IGCSE English First Language grade C, IGCSE English as a Second Language grade C.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Interview


English language requirements

All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.

To find out more, please go to:

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £17700 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU/Channel Islands: Fees stated are for the 2020/21 academic year. Fees after year one The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in the second and subsequent years of a course as permitted by law or Welsh Government policy. Where applicable we will notify you of any change in tuition fee by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which the fee will increase. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete to the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel. Overseas: Fees stated are for 2020/21 entry and are fixed for the first three years of study. Where programmes run for longer than three years, any additional years of study will rise in line with forecast inflation, using the RPIX measure of inflation (this is equivalent to the Retail Price Index but excludes mortgage interest payments) plus 2%. The RPIX rate will be taken from April preceding the commencement of the year of study. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel.

Sponsorship information

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

Journalism, Media and English Literature at Cardiff University - UCAS