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Media & International Conflict

MA Media & International Conflict
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
This MA programme is designed to enable students to develop understanding of the ways in which media interact with war, conflict and security in international contexts.

- The programme analyzes the complex roles played by the media in the enactment and presentation of conflict situations and addresses the relationships among media, governments, the military, and NGOs in framing perceptions of international conflict.

- Only graduate programme in Ireland and one of very few in the world that blends together elements of media studies and international affairs to provide an innovative and challenging course of study

- Students can expect to take modules similar to: Media and US Foreign Policy, New Media and New Conflict, Public Diplomacy, Challenges facing US Foreign Policy. In addition they can select an optional modules for other Schools in the College. In addtion student will submit a thesis 12,000 - 15,000 words.

- The programme is available on a full and part time basis.

Entry requirements

- An upper second class honours degree, 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 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

Z137: 1 year full-time or Z138: 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
The programme will interest those seeking a career in international communications, professionals seeking more critical understanding of the international dimensions of their industry, and those wishing to prepare for advanced research in this area.

Students who have undertaken this programme now work in a variety of areas including, Media, Think Tanks, Technology, Marketing, NGOs

Employers include: , Microsoft, Kantar Media, Google, RTE, The Washington Marketing Group, Celtrino, Institute for International and European Affairs.

Related Programmes
MA Politics & International Relations PT
MA American Studies FT
MA American Politics & Foreign Policy FT
Z234 MA in American Politics and Foreign Policy
Z043 MA in American Studies

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Catherine Carey
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 1560

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Media and US Foreign Policy
AMST40030
Public Diplomacy and Soft Power
AMST40130
Dissertation Media & International Conflict
AMST40150
Challenges in US Foreign Policy
AMST40310
Research Skills Seminar
AMST40480
New Media New Conflicts
AMST40490

Stage 1 - Option
US Politics and Foreign Pol Se
AMST40470
Critical Geopolitics of Europe
GEOG40450
International Economic Crisis
GEOG40470
International Political Theory
POL40140
Africa: Crisis and Opportunity?
POL40320
International Political Economy
POL40370
Governing the Global Economy
POL40820
Politics and Change in the Middle East and North Africa
POL41510

Comment

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

The programme will interest those seeking a career in international communications, professionals seeking more critical understanding of the international dimensions of their industry, and those wishing to prepare for advanced research in this area.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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