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Journalism and Digital Content Creation, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The course is a well-rounded, professional programme that prepares graduates for positions in the media. The programme blends journalistic tools and techniques with content creation using new technologies and digital media to prepare students for the new media workplace. The programme has a strong connection with the media industry. 


The MA in Journalism with New Media and Digital Content Creation programme is aimed at those wanting to launch a career in journalism, as well as established journalists wanting to upskill, and those who want to work as content creators and storytellers in the areas of marketing, advertising, public relations and general communications. 

Our Masters in Journalism and Digital Content Creation programme blends journalistic tools and techniques with training in new technologies and media to prepare students for the new media workplace. Along with our strong connections with industry, even as they learn, our students are producing work that is published in the national media. We’re equipping our students with all the skills that are basic requirements for today’s digital journalists and content creators: shooting and editing video, creating audio and podcasts, using social media, developing an online presence and strong connections with industry.


The course is accredited by the Higher Education Training Awards Council (HETAC).

Programme Structure

To educate students with a wide range of media knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable them to become professionals in the media sector in a programme that ensures a balance between the theoretical and practical elements of Journalism. The multimedia modules of the programme will provide a firm grounding in the theory and practical elements of new media.

Course Structure Full Time

No. of semesters: 3 No. of weeks per semester: 13 No. of timetable hours week: 4 - 6 hours daily Which days: Monday to Wednesday

Assessment: Continuous assessment and written exams

Timetable Hours: Between 9 - 6

The programme runs over a twelve-month period, divided into three semesters. The taught element runs over a nine-month period, divided into two equal semesters, and is followed by one research-based semester during which students complete a report and a major project on some aspect of contemporary journalism.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document
  • School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available. (Bachelor Degree Applicants only)
  • Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants) & Academic Marking/Grading Scheme
  • English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Academic Certificate, TOEFL. 
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 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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