Taught course


National University of Ireland Galway · College of Art, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies

Entry requirements

The Programme welcomes applications from graduates of all disciplines.

Applicants must have a second class honours degree, or higher. Applicants are required to submit a c. 700-word article, which may be published or unpublished. If the article is published indicate clearly the name and date of publication; if the article is unpublished indicate the name or type of newspaper or magazine for which you think it most suited.

Applicants must be competent in the use of computers and keyboarding.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA (Journalism) is designed to provide education and training for entry to the profession of journalism. It combines the practical, analytical, theoretical, and technical skills necessary to the practice of journalism in contemporary media.

The programme consists of taught courses over two semesters; a Final Project (Dissertation) which is a major piece of journalistic writing, of 10,000-12,000 words in length; and a placement. Tuition is carried out in a dedicated newsroom and radio studio environment.

Modules themselves, as well as, the content of modules may vary from year to year.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Andrew Ó Baoill
+353 91 494 480