Taught course

Public Affairs and Political Communications

Dublin Institute of Technology · School of Media

Entry requirements

Entry is confined to holders of an honours degree (2.2 grade or higher). Prospective candidates should complete an application form for this course either on-line or by post from the Office of Graduate Studies at DIT. Qualified applicants may be invited for interview. Selection is based on the candidates understanding of and motivation for a career in public relations. Those completing their primary degree this year may be offered a place subject to attaining a 2:2 honours degree. Possession of a laptop personal computer will be a pre-requisite of the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Arts in Public Affairs and Political Communication is a one-year full time programme combining lectures, project work, the production of an academic dissertation and internship with a view to preparing students for a successful career in public affairs and political communication. The programme also involves a placed internship of up to fifteen hours a week, in a public, private and not for profit organisations engaged in public affairs, including Seanad Eireann.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work10

Course contact details

Mr. John Gallagher
+353-1-402 7186