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 important contextual understanding about the contemporary world of journalism. Core modules include Journalism Bootcamp, Media Law, Ethics and Regulation, Political Reporting, Multimedia Newsdays, and Innovation. You can chose from a suite of specialisms including Sports Journalism, Economics and Finance, long-form 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.
3 Good Reasons To Study This Course
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.
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.
1 year, full-time); 2 years, part-time.
Post Course Info
Graduates on the programme work in a variety of roles in local, national and international media organisations; in the wider media and communications industry; as communication professionals in business, NGOs, politics and government.