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MA in Journalism & Media Communications

Griffith College, Ireland


Next enrollment cycle

March 2024

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Total Course Fee

USD 16,660

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 25% scholarship

Campus: Dublin Main Campus
This course is also available in Part Time and Blended Learning Mode.
Take on the challenge of entering the growing communication sector in Ireland and internationally.

This master's programme delivers a comprehensive syllabus of media skills designed to equip you with the key practical competencies needed to work in a professional media environment today.

  • The MA in Journalism & Media Communications is conducted on both a full and part-time basis over a 1-2 year period and allows students to develop their own study path through the selection of elective modules. It is for people who wish to embark on a career in the fast-changing industry of contemporary journalism and media communications. Designed and delivered by journalism and communications professionals and full-time academics, the course immerses learners in a professional media production environment.
  • The programme team cultivates among learners a commitment to the production of high quality and ethical journalism, as well as leadership and innovation skills.
  • You will acquire the practical skills to conceive, produce, edit and publish their own media content.
  • You will gain familiarity with multiple platforms: web, mobile, video, radio, print and photography.
  • For the programme duration, participants are entitled to apply for a NUJ Press Card.
  • You will gain a solid understanding of media theory, research methods and media law and ethics.
  • You will significantly develop your writing, production and communication skills, exploring areas like reporting, feature writing and investigative journalism.
  • You will be challenged in real journalistic situations in print, broadcast and online media in a media working environment through work with the college magazine, online publications and radio station.
  • You will have the opportunity to create a professional portfolio of your writing, radio output as well as video and photography work to show future employers.

Course Highlights

  • NUJ Press Pass for the duration of your study
  • State of the art studios and facilities
  • Build your own professional portfolio
  • Study full-time, part-time or through blended learning
  • Work on real-life journalistic situatins
  • Connect with industry leaders

Enrollment Cycles

  • March 2024
  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants for this course should have a 2.2 degree in any discipline
  • In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022

Core Subjects

  • Media Law and Ethics
  • MoJo: Mobile Video Journalism
  • Radio Production
  • Research Methods
  • Sociology of the Media
  • Writing and Editing: News, Features, Content
  • Communications and Audience Theories
  • Online Media: Creation, Curation
  • Media Design and Production
  • Dissertation
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Video Journalism and Documentary
  • Business of Media
  • International Media Landscapes
  • International Political Economy
  • Photojournalism
  • Sports Journalism
  • Shorthand

General Fee Information  

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time

  • Dublin  
  • EUR 7,600.00

Study Mode: Part-Time

  • Dublin
  • EUR 7,600.00

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