Taught course

Public Affairs and Political Communications

Institution
Dublin Institute of Technology · School of Media
Qualifications
MA

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

September

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.

Information for international students

Non-EU applicants should apply using the non-EU postgraduate application form to be forwarded to: International Students' Office Dublin Institute of Technology 143-149 Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 Telephone: +353 1 402 7501/ 3435 Fax: +353 1 402 7533 Email: international@dit.ie No application fee is payable by non-EU applicants.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work10
Dissertation40

Course contact details

Name
Mr. John Gallagher
Email
john.gallagher@dit.ie
Phone
+353-1-402 7186