Taught course

Media Studies

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

Entry requirements

Staff of the Media and Communications Department are highly respected researchers within their specialist fields. The portfolio of taught modules offered in the MA programme draw upon their expertise and knowledge of current academic debates within the discipline. Department staff also supervise a number of research masters and PhDs, and contribute towards the wider academic community through conferences and publications.

Some flexibilty with regards to the scheduling of classes may be possible to facilitate students who are working full time, so please let us know your needs when you apply

Fees (EU and non-EU)

For more information about fees for this programme, please go to the postgraduate fees 2017-18 page – click here

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete the application form - click here
    • The application form must also include your university transcripts.
    • In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of IETLS is also required, or equivalent.
  2. Return the application form plus application fee* by email to: admissions@mic.ul.ie or by post to:
    • Admissions Office, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland
    • Telephone: +353 61 204348

Months of entry


Course content

It has never been more important to understand the role media play in contemporary society. The Master of Arts in Media Studies offers an opportunity to gain a deep understanding of diverse media themes and to carry out supervised original research.

The Master of Arts in Media Studies programme is open to students from a variety of backgrounds, as well as those with previous experience of the subject. However, an ability to study independently and the possession of an open, curious mind are important requisites at this level of study.

The programme is jointly offered by Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and the University of Limerick. Teaching takes place in daytime on both campuses, depending upon the modules chosen by students and availability. The MA is delivered over three semesters in one year. The first two are comprised of taught modules, and the focus of the final, summer semester is upon individual research and dissertation preparation. Student’s interests are matched to those of department staff, who then supervise the research project.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Rosemary Day
+353 (0)61-204327