Fees and Funding
A composite fee is charged for each year of study and is payable at enrolment. This includes fees for admissions, registration, tuition and examination. The tuition fees are increased annually, in line with the general level of inflation.
|Fees for 2013/2014||UK/EU Full Time||International Full Time|
|MA International Journalism||£6,954||£13,236|
|MA International Public Relations and Global Communications Management||£6,546||£12,700|
|MA Journalism, Media and Communications||£6,546||£12,700|
|MA Political Communication||£6,546||£12,700|
|MSc Science, Media and Communication||£5,445||£12,700|
If you are a self-financing student (i.e. you or your family are funding your studies) then you can pay your tuition fees in three equal instalments.
For further details please see www.cardiff.ac.uk/fince/students/postgraduate/
Funding Contacts for Home and EU Students
You can find out more about funding for UK and EU students on the main Cardiff University website:
If you would like to contact the University to find out more, students from the UK (including the Channel Islands) and EU countries please contact:
School's Scholarships for Overseas Students
The Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies welcomes applications for the following Scholarships from applicants who have accepted an offer of a place to study for a one year Masters programme.
One £7,000 Scholarship is available in each of the following areas:
- Cardiff International Journalism Scholarship
- Cardiff International Public Relations and Global Communications Management Scholarship
- Cardiff Journalism, Media and Communication Scholarship
- Cardiff Political Communication Scholarship
To be eligible for one of the awards above, applicants must:
- Have been offered, and accepted, a place on a full-time Masters programme for the 2012-2013 academic year
- Hold a degree of at least first class, or upper second class honours standard or equivalent to that standard. This requirement may be waived for candidates with relevant professional experience
- Demonstrate oral and written fluency in English. A minimum score of 7.0 in the International English Language Test (IELTS) is required
- Be classified as an overseas student for fees purposes. It is not possible to be awarded a scholarship in addition to a full award from a separate body.
Once you have accepted your offer, any applicant wishing to be considered for the above Scholarships must complete an application form, and return it no later than Friday, 24th May 2013.
UK Funding for Overseas Students
As competition for funding within the UK is so strong, it is a good idea to start your search by contacting your own Ministry of Education or Education Department, as they should have details of scholarship opportunities for students wishing to study overseas. You should also contact your nearest British Council office which will have details of British scholarship schemes. They will also be able to provide you with general information on studying and living in the UK. If there is no British Council office then contact your nearest British Embassy or British High Commission. You can also try looking on The British Council Website at www.britishcouncil.org/home
The competition for grants to study in the UK is very strong. Most grant-making organisations will insist that you meet some very strict requirements and you may have to be nominated by your government to get a grant from the UK government. You should be aware that if you do not meet all the requirements for a grant, then you will not be considered.
The vast majority of funding is for postgraduate study only.
In most cases you will need to apply for your grant at least one year before your course starts. Deadlines vary, so you must check that you know what the deadline is before applying.
Your application should be clear and concise. You should use the grant-making body’s application form, if it has one.
Please remember that the majority of grantmaking bodies will only give small amounts of money, which will not cover the full cost of the course, and do not usually include living expenses.
Do not send applications to every single awardmaking body; they all have strict requirements and you will be wasting your time if you do not fulfil all the requirements.
Similarly do not send in an application after the deadline has ended; it will not be considered.
Other scholarship schemes for International Students
There are many government and non-government organisations providing scholarship schemes which enable international students to get funding for study in a British university. The following is a list of some of the main organisations that sponsor students.
You should not travel to the UK or begin a course of study without making sure that you have enough money to pay your academic fees and living expenses.
The James Pantyfedwen Foundation
The James Pantyfedwen foundation is a scholarship opportunity for Welsh applicants. The award aims to pay the course fees for students taking part in Postgraduate study.
In order for applicants to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must have had a permanent address in Wales, during the 3 years immediately proceeding the date of application, and must also meet the following criteria:
(i) born in wales, (ii) one or both parents born in wales, (iii) been in school in wales.
For further details visit the foundation's web site, which have clear guidelines on how to apply.
British Government Scholarships
Most scholarships for study in the UK are funded by the British Government and are paid to another government for its students, either directly or through an organisation such as the British Council. Initially you should contact your own Ministry of Education or Education Department, which will have details of most schemes and will also be able to advise you on your own government’s conditions for studying abroad. In addition, you should contact the nearest British Council office in your country, which should give you details of relevant scholarship schemes. If there is no British Council office, then contact the nearest British Embassy or British High Commission.
The British Chevening Scholarships
British Chevening scholarships are awarded to extremely able students wishing to follow full-time, postgraduate or full-time research in a UK institution. Awards may be for study in any subject field. Preference is given to postgraduates and those already established in a career. Awards, which may cover all or part of the costs, are usually given for formal courses of postgraduate study but may be given for shorter vocational orresearch courses.
For Further details contact: The British Embassy, the British High Commission or the British Council office in your own country.
These awards are for citizens of a Commonwealth country (not the Commonwealth of Independent States) or a British dependent territory wishing to undertake postgraduate study or research in another Commonwealth country. Applicants should be aged under 35 and permanent residents of their country. Grants are for one to three years and usually cover the cost of travel, tuition fees and living expenses. There may, in some cases, be additional allowances for help with books or clothes. An allowance may be paid to help with the cost of maintaining a spouse.
Funding Contacts for Overseas Students
If you would like to contact Cardiff University about funding, please contact: