The Master of Arts in Public Affairs and Political Communications offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology is a taught full time post-graduate programme of twelve months duration including the submission of a dissertation of original research on a relevant subject. The programme also involves a placed internship of up to fifteen hours a week, in a public, private and not for profit organisations engaged in public affairs, including Dáil and Seanad Éireann. Possession of a laptop personal computer will be a pre-requisite of the programme.
Graduates are equipped to take up full-time employment as liaisons between private, public and not-for-profit organisations and governmental or political persons and organisations. They may also provide communication services for those working in the political environment at regional, national and European level. Some graduates may take on employment as consultants offering public affairs services.
Assessment is undertaken through examinations at the end of each semester in January and May, through project work and class presentations and by means of continual assessment.The submission of an academic dissertation of between ten and twenty thousand words at the completion of the course in September accounts for thirty per cent of the marks associated with the course.
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- Public Affairs
- Political Marketing
- Political Structures
- Ethics and Political Process
- Public Affairs Writing
- TV Environment and Presentation
- Corporate Environment and Strategy
- Research Techniques
- 12 months
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DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Public Policy Political Science View 20 other Masters in Public Policy in Ireland
- Entry is confined to holders of an honours bachelor degree (2.2 grade or higher).
- Prospective candidates should complete an application form for this course on-line. Qualified applicants may be invited for interview. Selection is based on the candidates understanding of and motivation for a career in public relations. Those completing their primary degree this year may be offered a place subject to attaining a 2:2 honours degree.
- Possession of a laptop personal computer will be a pre-requisite of the programme.
International13500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13500 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA8150 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8150 EUR per year during 12 months.
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