Taught course

Journalism

Institution
Dublin Institute of Technology · School of Media
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an honours bachelor degree (2.2 grade or higher), or equivalent, in any relevant discipline. Non-standard applications are also considered. Applicants may be required to attend an interview. A short-list is then drawn up and successful applicants are sent first-round offers. If any places are not taken up, these are offered to applicants on a reserve list.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA Journalism is further integrating digital into its already successful Masters programme. The School of Media has been a pioneering leader in media education for over 40 years and this is the School’s response to changes in journalism, especially in relation to digital media. The programme covers the practice and theory of journalism, ranging from the basics of journalistic craft to consideration of the part that journalists play in society. Incorporating new trends such as social media and advances in digital technology, students will develop ideas and stories across multiple platforms.

A fundamental principle behind the course is the belief that good journalism, produced by reflective, critical practitioners, is crucial in a democracy. The programme seeks to produce journalists who are multi-skilled and critically aware, and have a good understanding of the role of journalism in society.

The course includes tuition, skills training, practical experience, a wide range of assignments, seminars, tutorials, group projects, independent study and research.

It is an MA programme; students must engage fully in the critical and theoretical parts of the course.

Students, particularly international students, may choose to graduate with a Masters in Journalism (International) by selecting optional modules with an international theme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Dr Michael Foley
Email
michael.foley@dit.ie
Phone
01 402 3187