Postgraduate Programmes

MA Journalism

The MA Journalism is designed as an intensive 12-month programme that focuses primarily on practical skills as well a high level of contextual understanding. Students undergo weekly news assignments across multiple platforms including print, online, broadcasting and social media. The programme immerses students in both traditional reporting skills as well as new digital media training in social newsgathering, content verification, SEO, audience development, podcasting, ‘MoJo’ and data journalism. Broadcasting training takes place in our new digital radio studios, and our state-of-the-art 4K 'TewTek' television studio.  Students are fully trained in media law and media ethics is a core part of the programme. Students can complete an internship with a media organisation in the Summer, as well as a final practical project, a documentary, or an academic dissertation. NUI Galway is also piloting an exciting new ‘Journalism Innovation’ module in 2019, where students work on real-world news start-up and pitch to a ‘Dragon’s Den’. Find out more here.

MA Global Media and Communication

The MA Global Media and Communication aims to prepare students to work as professionals in the international media and communications industries. The programme offers students a critical understanding of the complex global media ecosystem of the 21st century, and prepares them to work as communications professionals with production skills to work across multiple platforms. Through a flexible syllabus that students can curate by choosing from a vast array of optional modules in specialist areas, people doing this course will also have an opportunity to develop an expert niche in subject areas where communications is a key factor: Climate Action, Sustainability, Humanitarian Communication, Human Rights, among others. 


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