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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.


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

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Where is National University of Ireland, Galway



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)



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


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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