Incorporating MA in Journalism, Sport pathway (New)

The MA in Journalism is a one year full-time, or two year parttime programme. Students will learn vital professional skills including: news and feature writing; broadcasting; multimedia journalism; interviewing; investigative reporting and research methods. The application of these skills across print, broadcast and multimedia journalism is a major part of the course. Students will also examine the role of journalism in society and study media law, as well as hearing leading Irish and international media commentators discuss current affairs.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma 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. Non-native speakers of English should have achieved an IELTS score of 6.5 by the time of application.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

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

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

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


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

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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