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Data Journalism

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 15)

Data has become key for innovation across numerous industries, and is increasingly an indispensable source for journalists and news organisations, providing excellent material for investigative work as well as storytelling.

Data Journalism is about finding hidden stories in data, analysing and scrutinising the data to investigate the story, and communicating the story to the public in the most engaging and appropriate manner.

Data Journalism uses Social Science, Information Science and Data Analytics techniques in conjunction with journalism and storytelling to find and produce compelling data-driven stories.

This new Professional Certificate in Data Journalism will enable working journalists, or graduates in journalism and communication degrees, to further their education in this emerging area and equip themselves with the data skills needed in today's newsrooms and in this competitive data intensive economy.


1 year part time

W386 Data Journalism PT 1 year Professional Certificate

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Contact Name: Claire Nolan

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Quantitative Data Analysis

Intro to Data Journalism

Data Journalism Studio


ProfCert Data Journalism
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 15)

Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:

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

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2018/2019 September

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