Griffith College

MA in TV and Radio Journalism

MA in TV and Radio Journalism

MA in TV and Radio Journalism

This programme will be of interest to holders of primary degrees who intend to embark on a career within the fields of TV and radio journalism.

Master of Arts in TV and Radio Journalism Introduction
Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:9
Duration:1 Year Full Time. 2 Years Part Time.


This new and exciting MA is designed to address the demand for specialisms in TV and Radio Journalism. The programme developed against the backdrop of a media and communications sector undergoing much change and in which television and radio content creators and broadcasters have to adapt to the challenges involved. 

This programme will be of interest to holders of primary degrees who intend to embark on a career within the fields of TV and radio journalism as well as people with prior learning in journalism and media related disciplines, or ancillary communications/research based employment who desire to specialise. National Union of Journalists recognition of this programme entitles students to apply for an NUJ Press Card for the duration of their course.

Students on this programme will be expected to display practical theoretical competencies that demonstrate mastery of the elements required to become advanced media practitioners in relation to TV and radio journalism. Reflective critical learning will be combined with application of that learning to the production of a range of media content. In their assessed work, learners are expected to deliver a critical understanding of the social, political, legal and economic dynamics of media production.

Industry links:
Lecturers in Griffith’s Journalism and Media Faculty are drawn from successful media companies including RTE, Newstalk, the Irish Examiner as well as a range of experienced media professionals working as freelance or in the emerging online media sector

Check out our students’ work:

Successful Alumni:
Graduates are currently working in the Irish and Sunday Independent, RTE Radio and Television, Newstalk, Sunday Times, Evening Herald, Irish Daily Mirror, Irish Daily Mail, Irish Star, Irish Sun, Google, TV3, UTV Ireland, Harmonia Magazines as well as other titles in the magazine sector, regional commercial radio stations and weekly newspapers. 
A number of students are professional contract photographers, or work independently in the film & TV sector as well as in online media, public relations and marketing.

Multi Award Winners
National Student Media Competitions: Griffith College students consistently excel at the Smedia awards. In 2015, Griffith students won six Smedia awards and were nominated in a further 13 categories. 

In 2013, all finalists in the Photographer of the Year category were from Griffith College. The 2014 students won Blog of the Year which you can check out at: . Griffith students have also won Short Story of the Year as well as Best TV Production and Best Radio Production. 

Our Recent Smedia record:
●    Blog of the Year: 2014, 2015
●    Radio Production of the Year: 2014
●    TV Production of the Year: 2014, 2012, 2011, 2015
●    Short Story of the Year: 2014, 2013
●    Photographer of the Year: 2013, 2012, 2015
●    Sports Photographer of the Year: 2013, 2015
●    Sports Writer of the Year: 2015
●    Radio Documentary of the Year: 2015

●    On-campus Radio Station: broadcasting studios (1 on-air and 1 off-air)
●    4 Photographic Studios
●    3 Dark Rooms 1
●     TV and Video Studio
●    1 Sound Engineering Studio
●    2 Multimedia Production Rooms Multiple Student Publications

Press pass:
National Union of Journalists recognition of our degree and masters programmes entitles students to apply for a NUJ Press Card for the duration of their course.

Tax relief:
Griffith College students can avail of tax relief on all QQI validated undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. For more information visit



Master of Arts in TV and Radio Journalism Overview

The MA in TV and Radio Journalism is designed to be delivered on a full-time basis over one calendar year and on a part-time basis over 2 years. It consists of nine taught modules which are delivered during the academic year and a dissertation which is completed during the summer months. Throughout the programme, learners will have an average of 18 hours of contact per week, attending lectures, news days, labs and studio sessions. In order to assimilate the material and to complete the assessments, learners are also required to spend a significant amount of time outside of those contact hours engaging in self-guided study, development and practice. Learners on the MA programme will complete 9 mandatory modules and a dissertation. The Postgraduate Diploma in TV and Radio Journalism consists of the 9 mandatory modules and does not include a dissertation.

The first semester of this programme is designed to be common taught with MA Journalism learners and provides an understanding of the workings of the media industry as well as developing specific skills in journalism. The second semester builds on this knowledge and contains broadcast journalism specialisms such as Video Journalism, Radio Documentary Research and Production and Radio, TV News and Current Affairs. The reporting, writing and packaging of news for online audiences requires an evaluation and understanding of the digital media world and the module Digital Journalism will equip learners with the skills required to produce news and features in a web context

Year 1 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Communications & Audience Theories
Digital Journalism
Media Law and Ethics
Radio Documentary Research and Production
Research Methods
Radio and TV News and Current Affairs
Sociology of the Media
Video Journalism
Writing and Reporting
Entry Requirements
General Requirements
MA in TV and Radio Journalism

A primary degree (2.2) and interview


Direct Debit Scheme

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.

Please Note: A registration fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 7,050.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 8,000.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 11,000.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 11,000.00
Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 7,050.00
How to Apply
Career Progression: 

This programme will equip you with the skills to competently address the demands of a changing industry and to specialise in TV and Radio Journalism.

TV and radio proficiency is an increasingly essential and specialised skill within established media outlets and television and radio production, driven by advances in digital technology, continues to develop and to expand significantly. More and more the print media also includes audio and video segments on their web platforms. 

Master of Arts in TV and Radio Journalism Career Progression

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