12 months
15000 EUR/year
7400 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Political Communication programme at Dublin City University examines the rapidly changing relationship between the media, politics and the public, and considers how their overlapping relations influence democracy and the distribution of power.

Visit the official programme website for more information


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;

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Communication

  • Political Communication in Practice 

  • Communicating Policy

  • Political Communication: Concepts & Issues

  • Social Media, Journalism and Democracy

  • Media and Politics in Ireland

  • Research Methods

  • Public Relations: Issues and Principles

  • Media Audiences and Consumption

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7400 EUR per year during 12 months.


  • EU/EEA: 4,000 EUR per year
  • Non-EU/EEA: 7,400 EUR per year

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

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.

Our partners

Political Communication
Dublin City University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!