American Studies - Media & International Conflict

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Vision & Values Statement
This is an academic programme but is also suited to practitioners/professionals in a related field who wish to gain a broader understanding of the cultural and political dimensions of media responses to international conflicts. We value and therefore encourage our students to be active, motivated, autonomous learners who have a critical and reflective approach to the subject. We aim to provide a learning environment that will encourage students to think critically about the ways in which media interact today with war, conflict, and security in international contexts, both individually and as part of a group. As a result of this approach to learning, the programme uses teaching, learning, and assessment approaches such as seminar discussions, short and longer writing assignments, one-on-one advising, small group activities, presentations, internships, and engagement with practitioners.

Programme Outcomes
Students should be able to communicate in interdisciplinary, academic language about the cultural and political dimensions of media responses to international conflicts, with special emphasis on contemporary events.

apply knowledge in a variety of professional settings or in the form of further study.

develop a sophisticated understanding of the ways in which media interact with war, conflict and security in international contexts.
display an understanding of interdisciplinary modes of study.

demonstrate an ability to communicate in writing and in public speaking with a variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences.
learn skills that will enable them independently to accumulate further knowledge in this or other subjects.

Students should be able to communicate in interdisciplinary, academic language about the cultural and political dimensions of media responses to international conflicts, with special emphasis on contemporary events.

apply knowledge in a variety of professional settings or in the form of further study.

demonstrate an ability to communicate in writing and in public speaking with a variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences.

develop a sophisticated understanding of the ways in which media interact with war, conflict and security in international contexts.

display an understanding of interdisciplinary modes of study.

learn skills that will enable them independently to accumulate further knowledge in this or other subjects.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 Core
Media and US Foreign Policy AMST40030
Public Diplomacy and Soft Power AMST40130
Research Skills Seminar AMST40480
New Media New Conflicts AMST40490
News Media Today AMST40580

Stage 1 - Option
Challenges in US Foreign Policy AMST40310
The Global Politics of Cyber Security AMST40560
The U.S. and the Middle East AMST40570
Trump's America AMST40590

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip Media & International Conflict FT (Z193)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Duration

1 year full-time
2 Years part-time

Fees

GradDip Media & International Conflict (Z193) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 6105
nonEU fee per year - € 13270

GradDip Media & International Conflict (Z194) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 3650
nonEU fee per year - € 6635

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

More details
  • Qualification letters

    Grad.Dip.

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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