NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Political Science and Sociology College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA Journalism, full-time or part- time DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1AJ1; 1AJ2 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: Applications will be considered in two rounds. Round 1 closing date—30 April 2021. Round 2 closing date— 31 July 2021


Your Course The MA Journalism is designed to give you a professional qualification to work as a journalist in the fast-paced media industry. You will take part in an intensive, 12-month training programme in print, digital, broadcast and multimedia practice as well as gain important contextual understanding about the contemporary world of journalism. Core modules include Journalism Bootcamp, Global Media and Society, Social Media and Digital Production, and Multimedia Newsdays, and Media Innovation. You can choose from a suite of specialisms including Sports Journalism, Reporting Economics and Politics, Investigating Miscarriages of Justice, long-form feature writing, and Data Journalism. You will learn in a dedicated digital newsroom and new state-of-the-art broadcasting facilities, with opportunities to undertake internships at local and national media organisations. Career Opportunities Graduates on the programme work in a variety of roles in local, national and international media organisations; in the wider media and communications industry; and as communication professionals in business, NGOs, politics and government. Minimum Entry Requirements To be accepted you must have a minimum Second Class Honours degree (ideally at 2.1 honours or higher) or equivalent. To apply, send your CV, a personal statement of no more than 500 words detailing your interest in the programme and your career aspirations, and at least one sample of your work, for example, a blog post, student media, short radio or television or other media. We also welcome applications from people with prior experience in journalism looking to update their skills. FIND OUT MORE AT: journalism.html OR

CONTACT Dr Tom Felle T: +353 91 492 049 E:


1. Hands on: The programme is practice based, with weekly writing and multimedia assignments designed to give you the professional skills required to work in the media. 2. Facilities: NUI Galway has invested in state-of-the-art media facilities including new digital newsrooms and multimedia labs, radio and television studios, and equipment. 3 . Alumni network: Graduates of the programme work at all levels in the media, and you’ll be joining a network of highly connected alumni.

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