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Course Overview

The BA Global Media is an exciting new programme being launched by NUI Galway in 2021. The  programme aims to give you a robust and challenging university experience, introducing you to a range of areas such as interactive web media, data, media production, journalism and film studies. It will also give you a critical understanding of the changing global media environment and an insight into the role of the media in a globalised world.

Various modules will also examine how society exchanges information through communication in democratic societies, as placed within historical and theoretically-grounded contexts.

With platform convergence, and a dissolving of the walls between information and entertainment media, the study of media and communication – in particular with a focus on international issues such as social media; globalisation; populism; digital literacy; data; verification and mis-information – has resonance with university applicants interested in undergraduate degree programmes with a focus on the media and communication studies.

Galway has a vibrant media sector both on-campus and off-campus with strong media production, film and television companies based in the West of Ireland as well as a student run radio station, Flirt FM, on campus.

Study abroad and work placement opportunities will be provided in the third year of the programme. The programme will create graduates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and professional capacity. You will study Global Media alongside another Arts subject and you will be able to tailor your exit options depending on subject choice.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.


Additional Requirements

Duration

4 years

Next start date

September 2022

A Level Grades (2022)

nuigalway.ie/alevels

Average intake

30

QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

5 (More Info)

Closing Date
NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY135

Course code

Course Outline

You will undertake a set of core modules each year and you will be able to choose elective options in journalism and media production; interactive web media; or film studies. Quotas apply for elective choices.  

 Year one

  •  AJ1104 Introduction to Digital Literacy
  • AJ1100 History of Media
  • AJ1102 Introduction to Media and Communication
  • Choose between: AJ1105 Creative Coding and Web Media 101 OR AJ1106 Pop Culture, Media and Society

Year two

  •  AJ2102 Power without Responsibility
  •  AJ2100 Online and Social Media: Theory and Practice
  •  AJ2109 Understanding Media Audiences
  •  AJ2110 How Television Lobotomised the World

 Choice of:

  • Media production [10cr]
  • Journalism and writing [10cr]
  • Media studies [10cr]
  •  Interactive Web Media [10cr]
  •  Film Studies [10cr]

Year Three

  • Study abroad/Erasmus and/or work internship

Year Four

  •  AJ4103 The Contemporary Irish Media: Policy, Politics and Practice since 1922
  •   AJ4106 Media Research Methods
  •   AJ4105 Media Law and Ethics
  •   AJ4100 We Need To Talk about Gender, Identity, Race and Sex
Choice of:
  •  Journalism and writing [10cr]
  • Media production [10cr]
  •   Advanced Interactive Web Media [10cr]
  •   Film Studies [10cr]
  •   Dissertation [10cr]

 Assessment will be via a combination of continuous assessment and project work. You may be required to undertake written exams in other Arts modules. Students spend an average of 40 hours a week attending lectures, tutorials and practical classes, and undertaking independent study.

Curriculum Information

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 1 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Economics (20 Credits):
Required EC1108: Skills for Economics I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EC135: Principles of Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EC136: Principles of Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required EC1109: Skills for Economics II - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: English (20 Credits):
Required EN124: Introduction to English 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN1101: Literature and the Social World - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN1106: Exploring English - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EN1102: Exploring English - 1BA and Denominated Programmes - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN125: Introduction to English 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: French (20 Credits):
Required FR1100: Introduction to French Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required FR1101: Introduction to French Literature in Context - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (20 Credits):
Required NG1105: An Teanga Bheo - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required NG1107: Scéal agus Pobal na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required NG1106: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Linne - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: History (20 Credits):
Required HISK1101: Skills for Historians (1) - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HI1103: Europe and Ireland 1789 - 1918 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HISK1102: Skills for Historians (2) - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required HI1104: Europe: From Medieval to Modern - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Information Technology (20 Credits):
Optional CT1101: Programming I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CT1120: Algorithms - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CT1100: Computer Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CT1102: Programming II - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Italian (20 Credits):
Required IT1100: Italian Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required IT1101: Italy at the movies - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Required Core Subject: Journalism and Global Media (20 Credits):
Required AJ1104: Digital Literacy Essentials - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AJ1100: History of Media - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CG1100: Scéalaíocht Dhigiteach - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional AJ1106: Pop Culture, Media and Society - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional AJ1105: Creative Coding and Web Media 101 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required AJ1102: Introduction to Media and Communication Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CG1104: Na Meáin agus an tSochaí - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Law (20 Credits):
Required LW103.I: Irish Legal Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required LW3109: Tort Law - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required LW126: Legal Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúcháin (20 Credits):
Required LN103: Gnéithe den Aistriúchán - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required LN105: Bunscileanna Aistriúcháin - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required LN1103: Bunscileanna Gramadaí - 10 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Philosophy (20 Credits):
Required PI108: Introduction To Practical Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required PI120: Philosophical Questions & Issues - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PISK1100: Critical Thinking & Persuasive Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI107: Introduction To The History Of Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Sociological & Political Studies (20 Credits):
Required SP1120: Practicing Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SP1125: Introduction to Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SP1121: Practicing Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required SP1126: Introduction to Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Spanish (Beginners) (20 Credits):
Required SH1100: Intensive Beginners Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required SH1102: Mundo hispano: An Introduction to the Hispanic World - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Spanish (Intermediate) (20 Credits):
Required SH1101: Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required SH1102: Mundo hispano: An Introduction to the Hispanic World - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Year 2 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Economics (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Economics in the previous year / semester.
Optional EC207: Irish Economic History - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC273: Mathematics for Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC269: Intermediate Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC219: Comparative Economic Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC268: Intermediate Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC247: Introduction to Financial Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC259: Economics of Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required EC275: Statistics for Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: English (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied English in the previous year / semester.
Optional EN298.I: Spenser: The Faerie Queene - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2154: Exploring Shakespeare (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2107: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG230.I: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3154: Literature, Empathy and Estrangement (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3101: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2121: Media Industries A - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2106: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3113: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG243.I: Special Topic - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN448.I: Stories Told and Re-Told - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2166: Seduction, Sexuality, and Race: Early Modern Identities - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG227.I: Eighteenth-Century Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2133: Media, Culture, Society - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2102: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN278.II: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2117: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2155: Exploring Shakespeare (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG230.II: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2114: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN410.II: Jane Austen - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN434.I: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN434.II: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2172: SERVICE LEARNING: READING AND WRITING WITH PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN(S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG203: Genre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG304: Contemporary Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN264: Studies In Medieval Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2100: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2116: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: French (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Required FR266: French Language 5 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Required FR269: Lecture du français: Textes, Contextes, Idées - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required FR270: Langue poétique/ langue vivante - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required FR2100: Expressing French and Francophone Identities - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required FR267: La France mise en scène - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Required NG2101: An Gearrscéal sa Ghaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG227: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG2100: An tSochtheangeolaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NG2108: Canúint agus Caighdeán - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2103: Teanga na Sean-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2107: Ainmneacha, Sloinnte agus Logainmneacha na hÉireann - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required NG2109: Téamaí i Nuafhilíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required NG228: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2106: An Fhiannaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2105: Amhránaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2104: Na Meáin Chumarsáide agus an Ghaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2102: Scannánaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: History (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied History in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI170: Europe, 1918-1989 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI295: The American Civil War: Its Causes and Developments - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI465: European Encounters with the Mongols - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2103: Monarchy & Society in Early 17th Century France - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2144: Technology and Society from Ancient Times to the Renaissance - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2110: Making Ireland English: 1580-1665 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI492: The Family in Modern Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI166: Ireland in the 1950s - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2113: The Making & Breaking of Britain in the 20th C - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI431: French Mobilisation and the Great War, 1914-24 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2135: Fluxes, Fevers and Fighting Men: Disease and Armies (1489-1856) - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2128: Production, consumption, and the changing shape of the European home 1780-1914 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI262: Medieval Europe C1050-1250 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI249: Ireland:Economy And Society,1700-1850 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2125: Global History, 1780-1945 - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Information Technology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Information Technology in the previous year / semester.
Required CT2101: Object Oriented Programming I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CT2105: Web-based Information Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CT230: Database Systems I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CT2102: Object Oriented Programming II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CT2103: Systems Analysis & Design - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CT2104: Web Application Development - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Italian (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Italian in the previous year / semester.
Required IT2101: Oral (Communication and Presentation Skills) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT235: Intermediate Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT238: Italian Culture & Society I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT236: Intermediate language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT237: Applied Language Skills: Intercultural Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT239: Italian Culture & Society II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Required Core Subject: Journalism and Global Media (30 Credits):
Optional AJ2113: Writing for the Media - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AJ2117: Creative Coding and Web Media 2.0 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional FM2101: Introduction to Film Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AJ2111: Media Production - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CG2100: Anailís na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AJ2108: Employability and Career Skills - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Required AJ2109: Understanding Media Audiences - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AJ2102: Power without Responsibility - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AJ2112: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CG2102: Dearadh Físe - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2101: Introduction to Wrongful Convictions - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional FM1100: Introduction to Visual Culture - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2116: Global Migration and Media: Refugees, Climate, Misinformation and Crisis - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2107: Sports Journalism - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required AJ2110: How Television Lobotomised the World - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required AJ2100: Online and Social Media: Theory and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2104: Magazine Journalism - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2115: Analysing Data and Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Law (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Law in the previous year / semester.
Required LW107.I: Legal Methods And Research - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW202: Contract I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW227: Constitutional Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW232: Housing Law & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW370: Comparative Disability Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW358: Environmental Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW205: Contract II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW228: Constitutional Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúchain (20 Credits):
Required LN201: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LN203: Gramadach agus Litriú na Gaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LN205: Stair an Aistriúcháin in Éirinn - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LN204: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LN207: Cruinneas agus Saibhriú Teanga - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LN308: Téarmeolaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Philosophy (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Philosophy in the previous year / semester.
Optional BSS2103: Introduction to Sustainability 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI2101: Information Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI234: Topics in Practical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI248: Phenomenology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI232: Topics in Theoretical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI210: Moral And Political Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PI216: History Of Modern Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI2100: East Asian Philosophy and Culture - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2102: Formal Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2105: Philosophical Inquiry through P4C - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI240: Bioethics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI247: Nietzsche & Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional BSS2104: Introduction to Sustainability 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI207: Philosophy Of Art - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Sociological And Political Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Sociological & Political Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional SP216.I: European Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP235: Social Issues and Policy Responses - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP2116: Sociology of Health - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP2117: International and Global Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SPSK3101: Politics and Society: Themes and Topics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP212: Classical Social Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SP215.II: Modern Political Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required SP220: Methods For Social And Political Science - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required SPSK3102: Society and Politics: Ideas and Research - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Spanish (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Beginners) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Intermediate) in the previous year / semester.
Optional SH2100: Spanish Language II B: Ex-Beginner - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH2101: Spanish Language II A: Ex-Intermediate - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH2102: Spoken Spanish and Oral Presentation Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH232: Hispanic Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH236: Cultural Debates in Latin America - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH2103: Spanish Language II C - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required SH233: Hispanic Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Year 4 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Economics (30 Credits):
Optional EC3105: Econometrics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC345: Health Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC388: Environmental And Natural Resource Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC369: Money And Banking - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EC3101: Microeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC362: Economics Of Financial Markets - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC386: Public Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC429: Marine Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3100: Economics and Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3106: Behavioural Finance - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required EC3102: Macroeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3104: Agricultural and Food Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: English (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied English in the previous year / semester.
Optional EN3105: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3109: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3110: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3144: Empire Writing (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN599.I: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN2146: Medieval Piety: Poetry, Play, Prose (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG223.I: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN387: Specialist Studies : Twentieth Century Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN464.I: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN459.I: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG213.I: Film Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG238: Nineteenth Century British Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3141: North American Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN435.I: Studies in 20th Century Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN280.I: Transformations of the Novel - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3150: Historical Fiction (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3111: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3112: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3120: Technology and Culture B - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3140: Twentieth-Century Irish Drama (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3156: 20th Century Writing By Women (British & North America) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG232.II: African Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3137: James Joyce, Ulysses (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3151: Historical Fiction (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN4112: Ecology and Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN459.II: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN4110: Gender, Sexuality and Drama (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG202: 18th Century Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3138: Literature in the Digital Age - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN388: Studies In Modern Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN399: Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG207.II: Nineteenth-Century Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN280.II: Transformations of the Novel - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN464.II: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3122: Murder, Intrigue, and Early Modern True Crime (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: French (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Required FR371: French Literature & Culture 7 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR379: French Language 6 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR3100: French Literature and Culture 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR366: French and Francophone Studies 10 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required FR380: French and Francophone Studies 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (Cursa A) (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Optional NG4102: Miontráchtas Taighde i Léann na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4103: Scannánaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4104: Cineál agus Ceart na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4106: Ainmeolaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4107: Teanga na Sean-Ghaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4112: Scríbhneoirí Thír Chonaill - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4115: Gaeilge na hAlban 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional WE111: Introduction to Welsh Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG4113: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge 111 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG4101: Filí agus Filíocht na Gaeilge, 700-1900 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3123: Power and Pleasure at Versailles: The Reign of Louis XIV of France, 1661-1715 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG4114: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG4109: Próslitríocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG4105: An Béaloideas - An Scéalaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: History (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied History in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI484: Slavery and Emancipation in the American South - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3125: Civil War and Society in France, 1562-1598 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI167: Power and Conflict in Northern Ireland, 1963-1972 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI165: Life In Urban Galway from the Act of Union to the Anglo-Irish Treaty - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI439: Vichy France - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3110: European Warfare 1618-1714: Theory and Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI443: State & People in Ireland 1820-1845 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI574.II: Researching, Presenting and Writing History - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3100: Brave New World: Globalisation since 1945 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI376: Popular Culture In Pre-Industrial Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI337: Nazi Germany - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BSS2103: Introduction to Sustainability 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BSS2104: Introduction to Sustainability 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BSS3105: Global Engagement Module - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI488: Labour in Irish Society & Politics, c. 1760-1960 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI585: Debates and Controversies in European Women's History, 1780-1939 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3194: The Environment Since 1945 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3126: Labour radicalism in the Anglophone world, c.1900-1939 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3112: The First World War: Transnational perspectives - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI570: Technology and Society 1450-1930 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3121: Famine in Ireland 1845 - 50 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI569: Aristocratic Women in Medieval Europe c.500-1250 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI168: Coming to Terms with the Nazi Past - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3115: Poverty, Crime and Institutions, Europe 1780-1914 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3123: Power and Pleasure at Versailles: The Reign of Louis XIV of France, 1661-1715 - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Information Technology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Information Technology in the previous year / semester.
Optional CT318: Human Computer Interaction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CT319: Artificial Intelligence - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required CT3535: Object Oriented Programming III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CT411: Multi-Media Development - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CT327: Humanities Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CT328: Final Year Project - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Italian (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Italian in the previous year / semester.
Optional IT342: Italian Culture & Society III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IT345: Community Based Learning:Language Teaching - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required IT346: Oral, Presentation and Transferable Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required IT324: Language 111 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IT343: Italian Culture & Society IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional IT344: Italian Childrens Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Required Core Subject: Journalism and Global Media (30 Credits):
Optional AJ4110: Independent Research Project - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AJ4107: Advanced Media Production - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional FM4109: Research Approaches in Sport & Exercise Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AJ4100: We need to talk about gender, identity, race and sex - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AJ4106: Media Research Methods - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AJ4103: Contemporary Irish Media: Policy, Politics and Practice since 1922 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AJ4108: Gangsters, Narcos and Wise Guys: Crime, Representation and Media - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AJ4105: Media Law and Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required AJ4102: Global Political Economy of the Mass Media - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Law (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Law in the previous year / semester.
Required LW4103: Administrative Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW409: Criminal Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW503: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW4104: Administrative Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LW504: European Union Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LW413: Criminal Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúchain (30 Credits):
Required LN302: Gramadach and Litriú na Gaeilge 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LN303: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna 3 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LN305: Eagarthóireacht agus Léamh Profaí - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LN3101: Gnó an Aistriúcháin / Fotheidealú - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LN3102: Tionscadal Aistriúcháin - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Philosophy (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Philosophy in the previous year / semester.
Optional PI246: American Pragmatism - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI3100: Kant's Theoretical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI3103: Environmental Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI3104: Philosophy of Culture in Context - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI315: Philosophy of Mind - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI335: Moral Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BSS1100: Digital Citizenship - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI241: History Of Irish Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI310: Topics In Applied Philosophy: Disability, Poverty And Human Freedom - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI327: Philosophy Of Religion - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI399: Extended Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI3105: Philosophy of Nature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI3106: Formal Logic 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BSS3105: Global Engagement Module - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI331: Readings In Metaphysics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI3102: Contemporary East Asian Philosophies - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Sociological And Political Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Sociological And Political Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional SP3197: Thinking Politically: The Power of Ideas - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP404: Development And Change - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP219: Political Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3195: Equality, Diversity and Collective Action - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3208: Contemporary American Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3199: Care, Power, Information - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP305: Comparative Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP405: Contemporary Social Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3139: Comparative Government and Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3137: Youth and Society - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP701: Children & Young People in Families Today - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP705.II: Revisiting Violence - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP721: Ocean and Marine Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP618: Welfare Words: Key Words in Social Work & Social Welfare - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP419: Marxist Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP420: Sociology Of The Environment - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional WS821.II: Thinking Differently: European Women's Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SPL304: Women, Men & the Economy: Critical Explorations of Theory & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SPL315.II: Smart & Liveable Cities and Suburbs - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3101: 'Community' - Significance and Change - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3103: European Union: Political Theory and Pol. Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3129: Sexualities, Genders and Diversities - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3133: The Northern Ireland Conflict - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3141: Socially-Engaged Art and Relations of Power - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3150: Teaching Methods for the Politics and Society Classroom - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3192: Sociology of Religion - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3193: Introduction to Social Work - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3194: Theories of Nationalism - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3198: Songs of Rebellion: Power, Resistance, and Affect - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3205: Digital Society: Policy and Governance of the Digital Age - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3209: The Sociology of the Bioeconomy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3134: Human Rights Advocacy: Concepts, Law and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3144: Political Liberty - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Spanish (30 Credits):
Required SH336: Hispanic Literature & Culture III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH337: Hispanic Literature & Culture IV - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH339: Spanish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH3104: Hispanic Research: From Theory to Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required SH340: Spanish Language IV - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Further Education

You’ll be qualified to undertake further study in a range of MA programmes at NUI Galway, including:

• MA (Journalism)
• MA (Global Media and Communication)
• MA (Film Studies)

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

On graduating you’ll be ready to work in a range of media-related roles including in journalism; television and film production; tech companies; the civil and public service; NGOs; marketing and communications; and a wide range of other areas.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Transferable Skills Employers Value

Work Placement

You will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in a company such as a media organisation; in a production company; volunteering; in the technology sector; or in the public sector. You can choose to either do a one semester or fullyear internship. The programme will also facilitate students to undertake their own placements internationally.

Study Abroad

You can undertake a semester of Erasmus study in a European University or Study Abroad exchange in a non-EU country. NUI Galway has specific partnerships with universities, including in Sweden, Spain, Austria, the USA and Canada. If you are undertaking a modern language as part of your degree you are expected to spend at least a semester studying in that language.

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,416 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Tuition

€3,276 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Student levy

€140 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Non EU

€18,640 p.a. 2023/24

 
EU Fees are comprised of Tuition + Student Contribution Charge + Student Levy** €140.  **Payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.  Further detail here.

Find out More

Fiona McGarry, Lecturer
Email: Fiona.mcgarry@nuigalway.ie



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