The Wincott Foundation Journalism Scholarship 2017, Cardiff University, UK

Publish Date: Feb 03, 2017

Deadline: Jun 30, 2017

The Wincott Foundation Journalism Scholarship

Application deadline 30 June 2017
Start date September 2017
Duration 1 year
Level of study Postgraduate taught
Award type Master’s studentship
Number of studentships 1

We are delighted that The Wincott Foundation offers a one-year full fee scholarship for a post graduate Masters student at School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

The Scholarship is to support excellence in financial and business journalism and is available to any student with a place accepted on one of Cardiff’s practise-based vocational Masters courses. During the course they will be expected to focus on business and financial reporting in their elective module and projects.

Business, Finance and Economics journalism is an area of specialist expertise of growing importance. As such, for graduates with a focus on these areas there are very strong employment opportunities.

It’s about more than market reporting. As Luigi Zingales, professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, put it in his Wincott Memorial Lecture in 2015:

“Inquisitive, daring and influential media outlets willing to take a strong stand against economic power are essential in a competitive capitalist society. They are our defence against crony capitalism.”

Funding details

Tuition fee support Full UK/EU tuition fees
Full UK/EU tuition fees (if applicable, any eligible non-home fee paying candidate must fund the remainder of the overseas fee themselves)
Maintenance stipend No stipend

Eligibility criteria

Residency Open to all students of any nationality without restrictions(UK/EU and International)
Academic criteria

Applicants will normally be expected to hold a UK higher education degree of lower second class Honours or above, or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent. This requirement may be waived for students with appropriate alternative qualifications.

How to Apply

Consideration is automatic on applying for

  • MA Broadcast Journalism
  • MA News Journalism
  • MA Magazine Journalism
  • MA International Journalism
  • MSc Computational and Data Journalism

with start date October.

Once applicants receive an offer to study on one of the above mentioned courses further details on how to apply will be sent to them. The university reserves the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

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