Why Choose this Course?
The Global Media and Communication programme of the National University of Ireland, Galway will focus on fostering a critical understanding of the changing global media environment and on preparing graduates who will have an insight into the role of the media and how society exchanges information through communication in democratic societies, as placed within historical and theoretically-grounded contexts.
With platform convergence, and a dissolving of the walls between information and entertainment media, the study of media and communication—in particular with a focus on international issues such as globalisation; populism; sustainability; digital literacy; verification and mis-information—has resonance with graduates interested in postgraduate study.
Graduates will be trained with professional communication and production skills to work as professionals in the industry, across multiple platforms. Students will take a dual approach to their studies, being exposed to academic knowledge and understanding as well as practical skills and reflective practice.
This programme prepares graduates for a wide range of careers. The valuable oral and written communication skills, advanced research skills, and critical thinking skills that the MA Global Media and Communication programme will offer students are highly transferrable and sought after by employers in sectors including the digital media, news, communications, culture and knowledge industries. Students will be able to specialise in a specific stream within the programme thereby further developing their capacities and enhancing their employability.
Graduates can progress to an exciting variety of careers including news and current affairs; media and creative industries; advocacy, civil society, policy and civil society organisations; strategic communication; social media and digital content production, digital communication and data analysis; publishing; broadcasting; public relations; and financial journalism and communication. The programme also offers clear opportunities to pursue further study and research at postgraduate level.
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- Global Media and Society
- Social Media and Digital Production
- Global Media Innovation
- Data Journalism and Visualisation
- Business and Financial Journalism
- Features Journalism
- 12 months
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DisciplinesJournalism Media Studies & Mass Media Public Relations View 21 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in Ireland
- To be accepted you must have a minimum Second Class Honours degree, or be in your final year of study and expecting to graduate in summer.
- We also welcome applications from people with prior experience in journalism looking to update their skills.
- The programme is particularly welcoming to international students. We welcome application from all academic backgrounds, particularly Arts and humanities, science and business graduates.
- English language requirement: IELTS of 7.0 overall with not less than 6.0 in any component.
International16500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16500 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA8500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8500 EUR per year during 12 months.
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