MA Journalism


University of Galway    Ryan Institute

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Full time & Part time September MA One Year
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Are you passionate about journalism and ready to thrive in the digital age? Look no further than the MA Journalism programme at NUI Galway. This cutting-edge course is designed to equip you with the essential skills needed to excel in today's rapidly evolving media landscape. From traditional reporting techniques to mastering social media, data journalism, and multimedia storytelling, you'll gain a comprehensive toolkit for success. With a focus on climate action and STEM journalism, NUI Galway offers a unique opportunity to specialize in niche areas. Plus, with partnerships with major media organizations and an eight-week work placement, you'll be well-prepared for a rewarding career in journalism.

About the course

The MA Journalism at NUI Galway is an innovative, digital-first journalism programme focusing on key multimedia skills needed to work in the new media era. The programme aims to train journalists to work in the fast-paced world of journalism, equipping graduates with essential training in traditional reporting skills for print and broadcast, as well as new media training in social media, audience development and analytics, data journalism, ‘MoJo’, multimedia, social video, podcasting and verification.

We are especially interested in welcoming applicants interested in climate action and science / STEM journalism and communication.

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Entry Requirements

To be accepted you must have a minimum Second Class Honours degree (2.1; or 2.2 with experience), or be in your final year of study and expecting to graduate this Summer. We also welcome applications from people with prior experience in journalism looking to update their skills. English language requirement: IELTS of 7.0 overall with not less than 6.0 in any component.


Fees

EU fees: €8,500 p.a.
Non-EU fees: €17,000 p/a

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Scholarships

Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships will be awarded tohigh calibre students from non-EU/EEA countries to study full-time in Ireland for a period of one year. The following are the terms and conditions that wil lapply:
➢The HEA will award a scholarship fund to the student (through the HEI that the student is attending) amounting to €10,000 for one study year.
This fund is directed at covering student costs and living expenses.
The scholarship is for one year of a research programme masters degree.
Full details: https://eurireland.ie/2021/02/08/government-of-ireland-international-education-scholarships-2021/

Value of Scholarship(s)

10000

Eligibility

The scheme is managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA),on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills. Following a competitive process based on an annual call for proposals from individual applicants, the HEA will approve a defined number of scholarships under the scheme to successful applicants.

Application Procedure

The HEA will seek to ensure that, overall, there is gender-balance in the cohort of students to whom scholarships are awarded.
Due to the very large number of applications it will not be possible to give feedback to unsuccessful candidates.
Applications are welcome from under-represented cohorts.
Successful Scholars are to commence studies in September/October 2021.
Applicants are expected to have a conditional or final offer of admission to the HEI at th etime of application and will be required to submit a copy of same. Should an applicant be in receipt of more than one offer, separate applications may be submitted for each course offer.Final offers will be subject to admission to the relevant HEI. Applicants should make enquiries directly to the relevant institution prior to submission of an application to the HEA.


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The programme provides outstanding students with the opportunity to direct their own research at the early-career stage, working with a supervisor, in their chosen area of interest. Pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research or those introducing creative, innovative approaches are welcomed. Proposals of an interdisciplinary nature are also encouraged as it is recognised that advancing fundamental understanding is achieved by integrating information, techniques, tools and perspectives from two or more disciplines.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Stipend €16,000 per annum, a contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750 , eligible direct research expenses of €2,250

Eligibility

The programme provides outstanding scholarswith the opportunity to direct their own research projectat the early-career stage, working with a supervisor, in their chosen area of interest.

Application Procedure

Potential applicants should read the 2021 Terms and Conditions carefully to ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply. Indicative versions of the applicant, supervisor and referee forms are provided for information purposes only. All participants must create and submit their forms via the online system.


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The Ryan Institute

The Ryan Institute is a cross-cutting Research Institute of the University of Galway, Ireland, with internationally-renowned expertise spanning science, engineering, socio-economics and health. The Ryan Institute is a powerhouse for the inter-disciplinary research and innovation necessary to address the many sustainable development challenges facing society today, from both national to global scales and is University of Galway's largest research institute, producing 20% of its research budget, and comprised of 99 Research Groups responsible for 350+ funded research projects comprising with 500 full-time researchers.

Sustainability and innovation is central to Ryan Institute research. The Ryan Institute is engaged in research and partnerships that contribute to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which need to be achieved between now and 2030.

Of the University of Galway’s Taught Postgraduate Programs, 17 are strongly aligned with the Ryan Institute’s research themes. The Ryan Institute supports the research components of Masters degree programmes aligned with its four research themes. Prospective students who are interested in any of our four research themes and in making an impact in these areas can choose from our portfolio of award-winning Masters degree programmes to further their skills and careers.

The Ryan Institute's activities on sustainability research and innovation focus on sustainability research and innovation on four thematic research areas:

Marine & Coastal

The Ryan Institute’s Centre for Ocean Research & Exploration (COREx) conducts sustainability research in marine and coastal systems and are the leading university users of Ireland’s research vessels such as Celtic Explorer. The SFI iCRAG Centre conducts geosciences research to address key challenges in energy security, raw materials supply, groundwater protection and safeguarding the geomarine environment.

(https://www.universityofgalway.ie/ryaninstitute/researchthemes/marine-coastal/)

Energy & Climate Change

The Ryan Institute’s Energy Research Centre (ERC) and MaREI Galway are at the forefront of research to transition to sustainable energy systems. The Centre for Climate & Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS) conducts research in the area of atmospheric composition, climate change and natural feedbacks, air-sea exchange, and air quality impacts on health and ecosystems.

(https://www.universityofgalway.ie/ryaninstitute/researchthemes/energy-climate-change/)

Agriculture & BioEconomy

The Ryan Institute’s Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre (ABC) is focussed on the major challenge to accelerate the development and introduction of new suites of productivity-increasing bio-based technologies and systems (for crops, animals, algae, fish, forestry, food & biological wastes). Sustainable agri-food systems will involve transitions to zero-waste and circular economy concepts in all food-related bioeconomies at the production, processing and consumption stages. The Centre also has significant activities underway on food systems transitions and Climate Smart Agriculture.

(https://www.universityofgalway.ie/ryaninstitute/researchthemes/agriculture-bioeconomy/)

Environment & Health

The Ryan Institute’s Biodiversity & Bioresources Research Cluster conducts research to mitigate the global loss of biodiversity and degradation of natural capital that continues at a rapid pace. The Centre for One Health (CoH) conducts research on how environment and health interact including how poor sanitation and unsafe water lead to diseases. Heat or energy challenges, and the design of our houses, buildings and transport systems are being confronted by the Ryan Institute’s Built Environment and Smart Cities Research Cluster.

(https://www.universityofgalway.ie/ryaninstitute/researchthemes/environment-health/)

Contact: suzanne.nolan@universityofgalway.ie

Website: https://www.universityofgalway.ie/ryaninstitute/postgraduateprogrammes/

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