Media & International Conflict

Vision & Values Statement
This is an academic programme but is also suited to practitioners/professionals in a related field who wish to gain a broader understanding of the cultural and political dimensions of media responses to international conflicts. We value and therefore encourage our students to be active, motivated, autonomous learners who have a critical and reflective approach to the subject. We aim to provide a learning environment that will encourage students to think critically about the ways in which media interact today with war, conflict, and security in international contexts, both individually and as part of a group. As a result of this approach to learning, the programme uses teaching, learning, and assessment approaches such as seminar discussions, short and longer writing assignments, one-on-one advising, small group activities, presentations, internships, and engagement with practitioners.

Who should Apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Media and US Foreign Policy AMST40030
Public Diplomacy and Soft Power AMST40130
Research Skills Seminar AMST40480
News Media Today AMST40580
Politics and Digital Storytelling AMST40650

Stage 1 - Option
Challenges in US Foreign Policy AMST40310
The Global Politics of Cyber Security AMST40560
Trump's America AMST40590
Photojournalism AMST40690
Critical Geopolitics of Europe GEOG40450
War, Peace, and Globalisation HIS42480
One World, One Health? HIS42820
Modern Asia HIS42840

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree (NFQ Level 8), or the international equivalent in the subject area such as the Humanities, Politics, International Relations, Journalism or Media Studies but this is not an exhaustive list. Consideration will be given to students with a lower GPA but they will require an interview (via SKYPE or in person) and maybe asked for additional material.

Applicants whose first language is not English must normally demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no less than 6 in each element), or equivalent.
These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes.

Application dates

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
Grad Dip Media & International Conflict FT (Z193)
Duration 1 Years
Attend Full 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 Media & International Conflict (Z193) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 6105
nonEU fee per year - € 13270

GradDip Media & International Conflict (Z194) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 3650
nonEU fee per year - € 6635

***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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