Incorporating MA in Journalism, Sport pathway (New)

The MA in Journalism aims to equip graduates with the high-level research skills essential to all kinds of journalism, a solid appreciation of the ethical and legal issues in the profession and a critical understanding of how the media operates. Students will also gain practical experience of what it feels like to work as a journalist by completing assignments to deadline while on the course. The MA in Journalism now incorporates a specialised MA in Journalism, Sport pathway option.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Autumn Semester
• Journalistic Writing for News
• Professional Skills for Journalism and Team Project
• Introduction to Radio Journalism
• Media Law

Spring Semester
• Advanced Journalistic Writing (News and Features)
• Investigating Current Issues in Irish Journalism
• Researching Media
• Broadcasting and Multimedia Journalism

Summer Semester
Dissertation Project

MA in Journalism, Sport pathway

Autumn Semester
• Journalistic Writing, Sport
• Sports Communications
• Introduction to Broadcasting, Sport
• Media Law

Spring Semester
• Advanced Sports Writing
• Media, Sport and Society
• Advanced broadcasting, Sport
• Researching Media

Summer Semester

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MA should normally possess a primary degree in any discipline with at least Second Class Honours Grade 2 (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Applicants should have a high standard of written English. No previous experience in journalism is necessary. However, applicants who have had articles published, or experience in broadcasting should include this in the application.

Application dates

What to Upload with your Application

Qualification transcripts and certificates

A copy of your birth certificate or passport

Supporting statement


If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


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

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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