Taught course


University of Limerick · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma should normally possess a primary degree in any discipline with at least Second Class Honours Grade 2. Applicants should have a high standard of written English. Applicants will also need to be able to demonstrate a prior commitment to Journalism. Non-native speakers of English should have achieved an IELTS score of 8 by the time of application.

Months of entry


Course content

Programme Content: Semester 1- Professional Skills for Journalism; Journalistic writing for news; Journalistic writing for features; Media Ethics and the Law; Journalism Team Project.
Semester 2- Investigative Journalism; Advanced Journalistic Writing; Local Government; Current Issues in Irish Media. Plus one of the following: Sociolinguistics of Irish Media; Researching Media Audiences; Master of Arts in Journalism.
Having satisfactorily completed all modules on the Graduate Diploma, students on the Masters Programme will undertake an individual journalism project (4,500 words); critical analysis of the project (2000 words) as well as an extended reflective essay (6000 words).

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Mary Dundon
+353 61 234678