M.Sc. On Campus

Communication and Media

University College Dublin

12 months
19900 EUR/year
7920 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Communication and Media at  University College Dublin is designed for students who wish to explore a wide range of contemporary issues in media and communication studies in depth.  


Communication and Media at University College Dublin offers a broad interdisciplinary foundation in theory and practices in relation to communication content and audience reception, processes of mediation and influence, regulation and power, political economy, ethics, digital platforms and human-computer interaction.


This new MSc degree aims to produce future professionals with a deep understanding of the communication and media landscape. On graduating, our students will be able to embark on a variety of careers in Ireland and abroad, whether in the digital media industries, in communication regulation and policy or in media design, management and research, both in the public and private sectors. 

This programme will also provide an ideal foundation for applicants with an interest in pursuing further postgraduate research towards a PhD at UCD School of Information & Communication Studies or at another location.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communicating Heritage
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • The Digital Self
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Foundations of Info Studies
  • Quantitative Data Analysis 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to have an upper second-class honours degree (NFQ Level 8) or international equivalent. 
  • This new programme is intended for applicants with an undergraduate degree in any discipline and with an interest in pursuing postgraduate studies in communication and media. The MSc in Communication & Media is designed to complement and expand existing programmes and research expertise at the School of Information & Communication studies. It is the first postgraduate degree in this field in Ireland to be offered from an Information school perspective. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7920 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7920 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part Time

  • EU: 5,115 EUR
  • NonEU: 9,950 EUR

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 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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