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MA in Journalism and Public Relations

MA in Journalism and Public Relations

Overview

Realise your creative potential and develop key media industry skills to specialise in public relations

The MA in Journalism and Public Relations is accredited by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII). The programme is delivered on a full-time and part-time basis by academics and industry experts in the fields of public relations, communications, business and journalism. The MA in Journalism and Public Relations provides students with a well-rounded internationally recognised communications qualification that prepares them for careers within the communications, media and public relations industries.

Why Study Journalism and Public Relations at Griffith College?

The MA in Journalism and Public Relations is recognised by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII).  

The curriculum is structured to increase the employability of students and promote professional development in the communications sector. The course is conducted on both a full and part-time basis over a 1-2 year period. Learners will acquire the skills to conceive, produce and edit their own media and public relations content on all platforms including web, social, radio, print and mobile video. Public Relations students will develop a critical understanding of the theory and practice of public relations, political communications and of the strategic role that communications play in the management of organisations.  The programme has been designed in response to industry demands for well-rounded multi-skilled communications graduates.

 

  • You will gain a theoretical understanding of workings of the media industry including Sociology of the Media, Communications and Audience Theories and Research Methods.
  • You will develop specific skills in journalism production through the Writing & Editing, Radio and MoJo modules, participating in Newsdays and delivering print, radio and mobile video news reports..
  • You will develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of public relations, political communications and corporate communications.
  • You will create high-quality media content and develop effective public relations strategies.
  • You have the option of finishing the programme early without a dissertation, receiving a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism & Public Relations after completing 9 mandatory modules.
  • You are assured of excellent teaching practices, using industry-standard techniques and technologies.

Course Highlights

  • One of seven courses ​accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII)​
  • NUJ Press Pass for the duration of your study
  • Build your own professional portfolio
  • Study full-time, part-time or through blended learning
  • Produce real-life public relations strategies 
  • Connect with industry leaders

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Autumn and Spring.

  • October 2020
  • February 2021*

*subject to sufficient numbers

What our students say

Griffith College was a great experience, with lecturers assisting students on both a one-to-one basis and in small peer groups. I found Griffith helped with my level of professionalism, drive and general awareness of current affairs, photography, videography and reporting skills. The lecturers were very experienced in their relevant fields and very resourceful and approachable if students were stuck or had a problem. It was also a great degree if you are interested in working in the Communications sector as it's a very hands-on course.

Amy O'Regan
BA in Journalism
CTA1

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