MA in Journalism & Media Communications
Griffith College Dublin
The faculty of Journalism and Media Communications is pleased to announce a new MA / Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Media Communications valdiated by HETAC, commencing in September 2009.
MA in Journalism & Media Communications (HETAC)
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Framework Level HETAC Level 9
Validated by: HETAC
Full-Time 1 year (three Semesters)
Part-Time 1.5 - 2 years For further information please contact the Admissions Office at GCD
Phone +353 1 415 0400
Programme Requirements: Primary Honours Degree (2.2), or post graduate Higher Diploma in Journalism
About the Course
This postgraduate programme delivers a comprehensive syllabus of media skills. It is designed to equip students with the key practical competencies needed to work in a professional media environment today along with the critical academic depth of a post graduate qualification.
During the course students will be challenged in real journalistic situations including producing articles to deadline, editing, designing and printing newspapers, magazines or creating online news content. Radio skills from recording and editing interviews, creating podcasts and running a radio station 24/7 are part of the course work in this programme.
Students can also choose a range of media specialisms including TV journalism where students shoot, edit and present their own news package as well as: Sports Journalism, Photojournalism, Conflict Reporting, Public Relations and Online Media.
Acquiring key media skills is one aspect of the course. Mastering them involves developing a critical depth through an understanding of essential media, communications and sociological theories. This will give student the critical depth necessary to become media professionals and more rounded communicators, capable of taking up media employment upon graduation.
Students on the MA will produce an independent piece of written research by dissertation or by professional practice through film, radio or photography.
The Journalism and Media Faculty at Griffith College is recognised for the quality of its alumni, access to industry standard facilities for students with teaching staff focused on developing media and communication skills in graduates across a range of key media including the new digital platforms.
For those wishing to pursue a career in the communications arena the Faculty is well placed with over a decade of successful graduates, industry toughened teaching staff who are student focused and committed to being always current with the latest technologies as well as emerging academic research in the media and communications sector. The Faculty aims to equip students with the key skills, academic depth and industry knowledge needed to access the best opportunities in a challenging and changing business.
MA Course Content (6 ETCS credits each)
Mandatory Taught Modules
- Broadcast Journalism 1 (Radio)
- Cultural Perspectives
- Features, News Reports & Sub-Editing
- Investigative Reporting
- Media Law & Ethics
- Newspaper and Magazine Production
- Research Methods
- Sociology of the Media
Elective Taught Modules (choose two)
- Broadcast Journalism 2 (TV)
- Conflict Reporting
- Online Media
- Public Relations
- Sports Journalism
- (plus Shorthand, non credit)
Mandatory MA Research Module
(30 ETCS credits)
Dissertation by writing or by professional practice
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