Cardiff University ranked in top 50 for studying Journalism in the WORLD

Swansea didn’t even come close in the rankings

Cardiff University has been ranked in the top 50 best places to study Journalism in the world, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Journalism at Cardiff was ranked 34th best globally.

It is the first time Cardiff has broken into the top 50 in the Communication and Media Studies subject category.

Professor Stuart Allan, Head of Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, said: “We are delighted to see the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject confirm our status as one of the world’s leading Schools in our subject area.

“The importance of quality journalism for public life is proving to be newsworthy in its own right, what with the fall-out from the Leveson Inquiry, the media politics of Brexit, and the emergence of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ with the election of President Trump in the US…”

The 95 UK universities included in the seventh edition of the QS World Rankings took eight of the number one spots by subject, as well as a third of the top three spots.

Unsurprisingly, Oxford University was one of the biggest winners taking five of the top spots as well as being the best university for Arts and Humanities.

Although universities from Europe and North America continue to dominate the top spots in the survey, other universities, most notably in Eastern Europe and Russia have increased their overall share.

The full rankings can be found here.