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Journalism & Media Communications


Master key media skills and develop a critical understanding of essential media and communications.

This postgraduate programme delivers a comprehensive syllabus of media skills designed to equip you with the key practical competencies needed to work in a professional media environment today.

Why Study Journalism & Media Communications at Griffith College?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism & Media Communications is conducted on both a full and part-time basis over a 1-2 year period and allows students to develop their own study path through the selection of elective modules. It is for people who wish to embark on a career in the fast-changing industry of contemporary journalism and media communications. Designed and delivered by journalism and communications professionals and full-time academics, the course immerses learners in a professional media production environment. The programme team cultivates among learners a commitment to the production of high quality and ethical journalism, as well as leadership and innovation skills. Graduates of the course may progress onto the Dissertation stage to obtain the full MA in Journalism & Media Communications.

You will acquire the practical skills to conceive, produce, edit and publish their own media content.

You will gain familiarity with multiple platforms: web, mobile, video, radio, print and photography.

For the programme duration, participants are entitled to apply for a NUJ Press Card.

You will gain a solid understanding of media theory, research methods and media law and ethics.

You will significantly develop your writing, production and communication skills, exploring areas like reporting, feature writing and investigative journalism.

You will be challenged in real journalistic situations in print, broadcast and online media in a media working environment through work with the college magazine, online publications and radio station.

You will have the opportunity to create a professional portfolio of your writing, radio output as well as video and photography work to show future employers.

Course Highlights

Industry links to leading media outlets

Multi Award Winners

State of the art studios and facilities

NUJ press pass

Progress to MA

Choice of Elective Modules

Course Details

The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Media Communications programme comprises 12 modules. Shorthand is available as an extra elective for no credit. Students who complete the Postgraduate Diploma may progress onto the MA in Journalism and Media Communications.

Entry requirements

2.2 degree in any discipline.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

A copy of the provisional timetable is available on the college website.

Please be aware that this timetable may be subject to change.

Careers or further progression

Academic Progression

Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies in Griffith College with progression onto:

The Dissertation stage of the MA in Journalism and Media Communications

You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you.

Career Progression

Through the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Media Communications, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong portfolio and covered a diverse range of media. Graduates from this programme are employed in a wide variety of fields across the communications industries. A sample of recent graduates' job titles include:

Senior News Reporter

Editorial Assistant

In-House Editor

Lifestyle and Entertainment Reporter

Video Producer

Web Partnerships Manager

Digital Content Executive

Communications Associate / Executive

Social Media Analyst / Manager

Research Assistant

Data Scout

Freelance Copywriter / Journalist / Producer

Mobile Journalist

Documentary Director

Further enquiries

Dublin - Main Campus

+353 1 415 0400

Subjects taught

Core Subjects

Media Law and Ethics

MoJo: Mobile Video Journalism

Radio Production

Research Methods

Sociology of the Media

Writing and Editing: News, Features, Content

Communications and Audience Theories

Online Media: Creation, Curation

Media Design and Production


Video Journalism and Documentary

Investigative Journalism

Business of Media

International Media Landscapes

International Political Economy


Sports Journalism



Validated by QQI.

NFQ Level 9.

Campus: Dublin Main Campus.

Application date

How to Apply

Applicants can Apply Online directly.

Please note: Our Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Media Communications has two intakes: February 2019 and September 2019. Courses beginning in September run for 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. Courses beginning in February run for 1.5 years full-time and 2.5 years part-time.

Enrolment and start dates

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.

February 2020*

September 2020

*subject to sufficient numbers.

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