You should apply for this Political Communication programme at Dublin City University if you are interested in media coverage of politics, the role of spin, agenda-setting, public relations, political advertising and new media.
You will work with leading academics in the areas of political communication, political science and journalism studies. You will also be exposed to a range of senior influential guest lecturers.
Positions held by our graduates include:
Analyst - LinkedIn; Director of Advocacy - Focus Ireland;
External Communications - Bank of Ireland;
Director of News - Storyful; Director - Fleishman-Hillard;
Senior Public Affairs Manager -Vodafone;
Media Manager -Connaught Rugby;
Head of Group Communications - Irish Life Account Director - Murray Consultants;
Account Director - Insight PR;
Policy Officer - Department of Justice;
Financial Education Manager - Competition Authority;
Account Director - Wilson Hartnell PR;
Managing Director - Montague PR;
Policy Director - IBEC; Special Adviser - Government Minister;
Head of Media - Sinn Fein; Chef de Cabinet - Fianna Fail;
Press Officer - Labour Party; Head of Media - Fine Gael;
Parliamentary Assistants with various TDs and Senators;
Director of Communications - Garda Síochána;
Press Officer - Department of Finance;
Press Officer - Department of the Taoiseach;
Head of Communications - University of Limerick;
Broadcast Manager - Oireachtas TV;
Head of Press - Law Society;
Communications Officer - Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland;
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Political Communication in Practice
Political Communication: Concepts & Issues
Social Media, Journalism and Democracy
Media and Politics in Ireland
Public Relations: Issues and Principles
Media Audiences and Consumption
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Public Relations Political Science View 5 other Masters in Public Relations in Ireland
- A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent,
- Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.
- International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.
International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6750 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6750 EUR per year during 12 months.
- EU/EEA: 3,400 EUR per year
- Non-EU/EEA: 7,400 EUR per year
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Due for update
Updated over a year ago
Check the official programme website for potential updates.