M.A. On Campus

Media and International Conflict

University College Dublin

12 months
19200 EUR/year
7920 EUR/year
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This MA programme in Media and International Conflict at University College Dublin is designed to enable students to develop understanding of the ways in which media interact with war, international conflict and security. 


The Media and International Conflict programme at University College Dublin analyzes the complex roles played by the media in the enactment and representation of international conflict and addresses the relationships among media, governments, the military, and NGOs in framing perceptions of international conflict.

It provides an interdisciplinary approach that considers both cultural and political dimensions of media responses to international conflicts, focusing on issues such as: public diplomacy as soft power, human rights and representation, distinctions between information and propaganda, the ethics of depicting human suffering, the role of new and social media in perceptions of conflict, the visual economy of the production, circulation and reception of imagery of conflict, and the effects of news reporting on government policy and NGO activity. Modules in this programme are taught by resident UCD faculty and by external speakers, both academics and practitioners, who will broaden intellectual discussion and speak to examples of media work.


Our alumni are working in a diverse range of careers and include:

  • Media, NGOs, Public Service, Communication & PR, Research Centres, and Information Technology.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Public Diplomacy and Soft Power
  • Media and US Foreign Policy
  • New Conflicts, New Media
  • Challenges in US Foreign Policy
  • Research Skills and Methods 
  • Dissertation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for the MA should hold one of the following qualifications:

  • A first class or second class, grade 1 degree
  • A US or Canadian degree with a GPA of 3.5
  • If an applicant doesn’t meet the normal entry requirement of a Level 8 degree, in exceptional circumstances they would normally present another qualification or award along with extensive work experience in order to be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19200 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7920 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7920 EUR per year during 12 months.


  • EU fees- €4,760  
  • No-EU fees - €9,600

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.


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