Communication & Media

The Grad Dip in Communication & Media is designed for students who wish to explore a wide range of contemporary issues in media and communication studies in depth. It offers a broad interdisciplinary foundation in theory and practices in relation to communication content and audience reception, processes of mediation and influence, regulation and power, political economy, ethics, digital platforms and human-computer interaction.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Research Theory and PracticeIS40820
Media & SocietyIS40860
Communication TheoryIS40880

Stage 1 - Option
Human Computer InteractionCOMP41710
Digital StorytellingIS30380
People, Information & Communication: Our Information BehaviourIS40030
Digital Curation:Core ConceptsIS40630
Research MethodsIS40640
Data & SocietyIS40840
Topics in Digital Media & CommIS40870
Project ManagementIS40890
Digital PolicyIS40910
Media Production CulturesIS40950
Digital Policy IIIS40960
AI & EthicsIS40970
Information EthicsIS41020
Media Law & PolicyIS41190
Platform GovernanceIS41210
Social Networks Online and OffIS41510
UXD: User-Centered DesignIS41520
Digital Media LiteracyIS41550

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for applicants with an undergraduate degree in any discipline. An upper second-class honours (NFQ Level 8) or international equivalent is required.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element) or equivalent.

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip Communication & Media FT (W442)
Duration 1 Years Attend Full Time Deadline Rolling*

Grad Dip Communication & Media PT (W443)
Duration 2 Years Attend Part Time Deadline Rolling*

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




1 Year Full-Time, 2 Years Part-Time.


GradDip Communication & Media (W442) Full Time
nonEU fee per year - € 19900

GradDip Communication & Media (W443) Part Time
nonEU fee per year - € 9950

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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