M.A. On Campus


University of Limerick

12 months
15800 EUR/year
7000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Journalism at University of Limerick aims to equip graduates with the high-level research skills essential to all kinds of journalism, a solid appreciation of the ethical and legal issues in the profession and a critical understanding of how the media operates. 


About Journalism at University of Limerick

The global media industry has undergone a period of rapid transformation in recent times, with a parallel growth in public desire for high quality journalism. Being a good journalist in this context requires a nose for a story but also the ability to rapidly manage and produce audio visual, print and social media content. A Journalism MA degree from UL will fully prepare you for life in a fast-paced digital newsroom. Bespoke MA in Journalism, News and MA in Journalism, Sport pathways ensure graduates have the basic skillsets required to do journalism, as well as specialised knowledge in their chosen field.

Our experienced team of professional journalists and research active academics lead a suite of modules focusing on key knowledge areas such as:

  • News writing and reporting
  • Investigative journalism
  • Video and radio journalism
  • Sports and feature writing
  • Public relations and communications
  • Entrepreneurial journalism
  • New’ media’ innovations including data journalism, MOJO, podcasting, web publishing and digital verification
  • Media law and ethics
  • Critical media literacy/ analysis plus research methods

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Journalistic Writing for News
  • Professional Skills for Journalism and Team Project
  • Radio Journalism
  • Media Law
  • Advanced Journalistic Writing

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

EU Applicants: Early application is advisable.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
    • English language qualification if English is not your first language
    • Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates 
    • A copy of your birth certificate or passport 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15800 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 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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