Journalism - Incorporating MA in Journalism Sport Pathway

University of Limerick

Journalism - Incorporating MA in Journalism Sport Pathway

Key Fact:
The MA in Journalism at the University of Limerick has been operating for more than ten years. The Journalism department welcomes national and international journalists to speak to the MA Class group including Fergal Keane (BBC News) and Miriam O'Callaghan (RTE).

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:
• Dissertation

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

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

What to Upload with your Application:
- Qualification transcripts and certificates

- A copy of your birth certificate or passport

- Supporting statement

- CV

- 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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