M.A. On Campus


National University of Ireland, Galway

12 months
17500 EUR/year
9000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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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. 


About Journalism at National University of Ireland, Galway

The programme aims to train journalists to work in the fast-paced world of journalism, equipping graduates with essential training in traditional reporting skills for print/online 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, economics 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 Features Journalism, Data and Visualisation, Business and Financial Journalism, or Investigating Miscarriages of Justice.


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 Economics and Politics
  • Global Media and Society  
  • Social and Digital Production 
  • Multimedia Newsdays
  • Media Law

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be accepted you must have a minimum 2.1 Honours degree in any discipline, or be in your final year of study and expecting to graduate Summer 2022. We also welcome applications from people with prior experience in journalism looking to update their skills.
  • The English language requirement for this programme is: IELTS of 7.0 overall with not less than 6.5 in any component.
  • Additionally, students interested in the International Journalism and Human Rights stream must be able to demonstrate competence in a language other than English or Irish.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 12 months.

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.


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