This postgraduate programme delivers a comprehensive syllabus of media skills designed to equip you with the key practical competencies needed to work in a professional media environment today.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism & Media Communications is conducted on both a full and part-time basis over a 1-2 year period and allows students to develop their own study path through the selection of elective modules. The course programme is designed with input from Irish journalists, academics and media practitioners and offers a comprehensive multimedia syllabus that is relevant to current and emerging job opportunities, and reflective of technical, creative, social and market developments. Graduates of the course may progress onto the Dissertation stage to obtain the full MA in Journalism & Media Communications.
The MA in Journalism and Media Communications is a 90 credit programme consisting of ten taught modules. There are eight mandatory modules on the programme and students also acquire subject specialisations by completing two electives (from a choice of five). Shorthand is also offered on the full-time programme as a noncredit elective.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Media Communications programme is a 60 credit programme which consists of the ten taught modules and does not include the dissertation module. The MA in Journalism and Media Communications is assessed mainly through continuous assessment. As assignments are designed to reflect the specific educational requirements of each particular module, they can differ significantly from one module to another (e.g. essays in Sociology of the Media, research proposals in Research Methods; the production of a radio programme/ newspaper article in Writing and Reporting, exercises in layout and design in Newspaper and Magazine Production; presentations in Communications and Audience Theories, etc.)
2.2 degree in any discipline
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A Registration Fee of Euro 250.00 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.
Study Mode: Full-Time
EU living Ireland: EUR 5,500.00
EU living Abroad: EUR 7,000.00
Non EU living Ireland: EUR 9,000.00
Non EU living Abroad: EUR 9,000.00
Study Mode: Part-Time
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.
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Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies in Griffith College with progression onto:
You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you.
Through the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Media Communications, 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: