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The MA in Journalism and Public Relations is recognised by the NUJ and is conducted on both a full and part-time basis over a 1-2 year period. Read more

Why Study Journalism and Public Relations at Griffith College?

The MA in Journalism and Public Relations is recognised by the NUJ and is conducted on both a full and part-time basis over a 1-2 year period. The course concentrates on journalism and public relations from the perspective of a PR content creator and strategic planner who has an understanding of the media industry and is able to research, formulate and implement communication plans and strategies.

You will gain a theoretical understanding of workings of the media industry including Sociology of the Media, Communications and Audience Theories and Research Methods.

You will develop specific skills in journalism through Writing & Reporting modules, participating in News days and delivering print and radio reports.

You will create high-quality media content and develop effective public relations strategies.

You have the option of finishing the programme early without a dissertation, receiving a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism & Public Relations after completing 9 mandatory modules.

You are assured of excellent teaching practices, using industry standard techniques and technologies.

Course Structure

The MA in Journalism and Public Relations is designed to be delivered on a full-time basis over one calendar year and on a part-time basis over 2 years. Learners on the MA programme will complete 9 mandatory modules and a dissertation. The programme is intended to provide a continuous development experience for learners, in which academic reflection is combined with gaining practical and professional mastery of this dynamic and engaging field. The first semester of this programme is designed to be commonly taught with MA Journalism learners while the second semester offers Public Relations specialisms. The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism & Public Relations consists of the 9 mandatory modules and does not include a dissertation.

Core modules:

• Communications & Audience Theories
• Corporate Public Relations
• Dissertation
• Media Law and Ethics
•Online Media
• Political Communication
• Public Relations Theory & Practice
• Research Methods
• Sociology of the Media
• Writing and Reporting

Academic Progression

On completion of the Level 9 MA in Journalism and Public Relations, students may progress onto a range of Level 10 Doctoral programmes on the National Qualifications Framework. The Postgraduate QQI validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe but throughout the world.

Career Progression

Through the MA in Journalism and Public Relation, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong portfolio and covered a diverse range of media. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:
Career Progression Through the MA in Journalism and Public Relation, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong portfolio and covered a diverse range of media. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

• Newspaper Journalist
• Press Editor
• Media Analyst
• Communications Executive
• Market Researcher
• Advertising and Marketing Director
• Multimedia Specialist
• Public Relations Consultant
• Media Relations Manager
• Account Content Manager

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