The Journalism programme offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology covers the practice and theory of journalism, ranging from the basics of journalistic craft to consideration of the part that journalists play in society. Incorporating new trends such as social media and advances in digital technology, students will develop ideas and stories across multiple platforms.
A fundamental principle behind the course is the belief that good journalism, produced by reflective, critical practitioners, is crucial in a democracy. The programme seeks to produce journalists who are multi-skilled and critically aware, and have a good understanding of the role of journalism in society.
The course includes tuition, skills training, practical experience, a wide range of assignments, seminars, tutorials, group projects, independent study and research.
It is an MA programme; students must engage fully in the critical and theoretical parts of the course.
Students, particularly international students, may choose to graduate with a Masters in Journalism (International) by selecting optional modules with an international theme.
Graduates are competent to take up employment as journalists in newspapers, broadcast or on-line news organisations. They are equipped to work as reporters, sub-editors, feature writers, producers, researchers, presenters, online-content providers. Demand for graduates depends of course on economic circumstances, but former students have proved highly successful in finding work or in working as freelancers.
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- Digital Media Tools
- Writing and Sub-editing
- Journalism Practice: Reporting the story cross-platform (print, broadcast, online)
- Explorations in Journalism
- Reporting Peace & War (Intl)
- History and Theory of Journalism
- Media Law
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesJournalism Media Studies & Mass Media View 20 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in Ireland
- Applicants should have an honours bachelor degree (2.2 grade or higher), or equivalent, in any relevant discipline. Non-standard applications are also considered.
- Applicants may be required to attend an interview. A short-list is then drawn up and successful applicants are sent first-round offers. If any places are not taken up, these are offered to applicants on a reserve list.
International13500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13500 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA7600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7600 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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