Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations

Type

Postgraduate

Duration

1 Year Full-time / 2 Years Part-time

Validated by

QQI

Mode

Full-Time / Part-Time

Campus

Dublin Main Campus

NFQ Level

9

Develop your creativity and media industry skills to specialise in journalism and public relations

This course is aimed at individuals who wish to take up employment as communications professionals, specifically within the public relations and communications industries. Designed and delivered by PR and journalism professionals and full-time academics, the course trains learners for public relations work with clients in the corporate, political and public affairs space.

Why Study Journalism and Public Relations at Griffith College?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations is recognised by the NUJ and 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. The programme has been designed in direct response to the current market requirements for PR professionals to be able to create and implement cross-media content.

  • 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 create high-quality media content and develop effective public relations strategies.
  • Progress on to the dissertation stage of the MA in Journalism and 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 ‚Äčaccredited 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.

  • September 2021*
    • New students will commence their course during the week starting 20 September.
  • February 2022*

*subject to sufficient numbers

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