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Journalism

Incorporating MA in Journalism, Sport pathway (New)

The MA in Journalism is a one year full-time, or two year parttime programme. Students will learn vital professional skills including: news and feature writing; broadcasting; multimedia journalism; interviewing; investigative reporting and research methods. The application of these skills across print, broadcast and multimedia journalism is a major part of the course. Students will also examine the role of journalism in society and study media law, as well as hearing leading Irish and international media commentators discuss current affairs.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma should normally possess a primary degree in any discipline with at least Second Class Honours Grade 2 (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Applicants should have a high standard of written English. No previous experience in journalism is necessary. However, applicants who have had articles published, or experience in broadcasting should include this in the application. Non-native speakers of English should have achieved an IELTS score of 6.5 by the time of application.

Duration

1 Year Full-Time Or 2 Years Part-Time.

Further enquiries

Fergal Quinn
Tel: +353 (0) 61 233670
Email: fergal.quinn@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Autumn Semester
• Journalistic Writing for News
• Professional Skills for Journalism and Team Project
• Introduction to Broadcasting and Media Law

Spring Semester
• Advanced Journalistic Writing (News and Features)
• Investigating Current Issues in Irish Journalism
• Researching Media
• Broadcasting and Multimedia Journalism

MA in Journalism, Sport pathway

Autumn Semester
• Journalistic Writing, Sport
• Sports Communications
• Introduction to Broadcasting, Sport
• Media Law

Spring Semester
• Advanced Sports Writing
• Media, Sport and Society
• Advanced broadcasting, Sport
• Researching Media

Application date

What to Upload with your Application

•Qualification transcripts and certificates

•English language qualification if English is not your first language

•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.

•A copy of your birth certificate or passport

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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