Taught course


Dublin City University · Faculty Of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Up to 25 places are offered at each annual intake to the programme. To be considered for admission, applicants must have, at minimum, a second class honours degree [2.2] (or demonstrate, on the basis of results to date, a reasonable expectation of fulfilling this requirement before entry to the programme). Places also may be made available for candidates who have relevant professional experience.

As part of their on line application, candidates should upload ONE ARTICLE of circa 500 words of their own composition, on a subject and in a genre of their choice, written for a specific publication. The article may be published or unpublished.

If the article has been published, state when and in which publication. Otherwise, indicate the outlet for which you think your submission would be best suited. Applications which include more than one sample article will be disqualified.

A personal statement of not more than 250 words, outlining why you want to study on this programme, should also be attached to your online PAC application.

Candidates should note that entry to the programme is competitive, and the selection process includes shortlisting of candidates for interview on dates designated by the University. Shortlisted candidates book their interview date and time through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) website (www.pac.ie/dcu). Interview slots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. It is not possible to accommodate other interview dates.

Months of entry


Course content

The Masters in Journalism provides wide-ranging training and education for those interested in the profession of journalism and related fields.

It balances practical, theoretical, technical and analytical elements to address the changing media environment and the new, and increasingly diverse, demands being made on entrants to journalism.

Upon completion you will have the in-depth knowledge and aptitude to pursue a successful journalism career.

Information for international students

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. Some candidates may be asked to complete an additional English language course prior to being offered a place.

Fees and funding

International students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Paul McNamara
+353 (01) 7005202