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.
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
Critical Geopolitics of Europe GEOG40450
War, Peace, and Globalisation HIS42480
One World, One Health? HIS42820
Modern Asia HIS42840
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.
How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
Grad Dip Media & International Conflict FT (Z193)
* 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
Next Intake: 2020/2021 September