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Journalism

National University of Ireland, Galway

12 months
Duration
16500 EUR/year
8500 EUR/year
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About

The MA Journalism at National University of Ireland, Galway is an innovative, digital-first journalism programme focusing on key multimedia skills needed to work in the new media era. 

Overview

The Journalism programme at National University of Ireland, Galway aims to train journalists to work in the fast-paced world of journalism, equipping graduates with essential training in traditional reporting skills for print and broadcast, as well as new media training in social media, audience development and analytics, data journalism, ‘MoJo’, multimedia, social video, podcasting and verification.

NUI Galway has a long tradition of journalism training and all journalism students are required to undertake a rigorous programme of news writing and reporting, broadcasting, media law, politics and current affairs, ethics and regulation, and can choose from a suite of optional elective modules to give them specialist knowledge in niche areas. These elective modules include data journalism, financial journalism, cultural journalism, economic reporting and sports writing and analysis.

Career Opportunities

This programme prepares you to work as a professional journalist across multiple platforms and graduates have careers at national news organisations including RTE, Newstalk, The Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Independent and a range of local newspapers and local radio. Graduates work in roles including reporters, editors, researchers, producers and on-air presenters as well as new careers in data journalism and analytics, social media production and audience development. Graduates also work in the wider media in PR roles, in policy, advocacy and political communications. 

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Journalism Bootcamp 
  • Journalism Ethics and Regulation 
  • Media Law 
  • Social and Digital Production 
  • Sports Journalism
  • Data Journalism

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Other requirements

General requirements

To be accepted you must have a minimum Second Class Honours degree, or be in your final year of study and expecting to graduate this Summer. To apply, send your CV, a personal statement of no more than 500 words detailing your interest in the programme and your career aspirations, and at least one sample of your work; for example, a blog post, student media, short radio or television or other media. International applicants will need to supply an English language test result, if English is not your first language. We also welcome applications from people with prior experience in journalism looking to update their skills.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part time Fees :

  • €4,310

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Due for update

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