This hands-on course builds the knowledge and skills needed today in the changing and dynamic world of media, whether is working online, in radio, TV or photojournalism, giving you the practical, real-world experience needed to succeed.
The BA in Journalism is recognised by the NUJ and is conducted on a full-time basis for three years. Media-based training, both practical and academic, is central to the course with students learning to work in real journalistic situations over the course of six semesters.
5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language) and maths.
Applicants under 23 years
Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2018 must apply through the CAO system www.cao.ie. Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2018 applications.
Applicants over 23 years
Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2018 (Mature Students) or Part-Time Applicants must apply directly. Mature students will be asked for a copy of their passport and applications should be made by September 2018. Part-time Applicants that are under 23 years on Jan 1st, 2018 will be asked for a copy of their passport, Leaving Certificate results / FETAC qualifications or equivalent and must meet the minimum entry requirements for the programme.
When our Admissions team receive your application they will be in contact with you directly.
If you wish to apply for advanced entry onto the course, please apply directly and a member of our team will be in contact with you to discuss your application.
A Registration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.
Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 5,400.00
Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 5,200.00
A Registration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.
Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.
Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 9,000.00
Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 9,000.00
EU Living Abroad: EUR 6,500.00
Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 7,000.00
Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 8,000.00
EU living Abroad: EUR 6,000.00
Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.
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All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.
Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies at Griffith College. If you graduate from this programme you are eligible to enter the final year of the BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media.
You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you.
Through the BA in Journalism, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong portfolio and covered a diverse range of media. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including: