M.Sc. On Campus

Communication and Media

University College Dublin

12 months
20500 EUR/year
8240 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Communication and Media programme from University College Dublin is designed for students who wish to explore a wide range of contemporary issues in media and communication studies in depth. 


It 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.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunity

This new Communication and Media programme from University College Dublin 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.

The programme's structure across different suggested tracks will allow students to develop specialised knowledge in communication and media studies for a specific setting. All tracks include 60 credits of core modules that cover basic knowledge and skills (with a thesis or media project option), with a further 30 credits of elective modules according to track choice. Students will gain an international perspective from lectures and seminars as well as guest talks, combining professional industry and research experience with strong theoretical foundations.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Theory and Practice
  • Media & Society
  • Topics in Digital Media & Comm
  • Communication Theory
  • Heritage Presentation & Interpretation
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • The Digital Self
  • Digital Storytelling

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. Those whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in each element) or 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.
  • These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20500 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8240 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8240 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.


  • EU - € 5320
  • nonEU - € 10250

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Communication and Media
University College Dublin


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!