Community Research MA
Community Research MA
1 Year F/T
The MA Community Research Plus+ programme is unique in providing students with real time, real-life on-the-job research training in UL Engage-supported community/university collaborative projects (locally and internationally).
This innovative cross-disciplinary and practice based graduate programme comprises a common ‘engaged research and practice’ core augmented by disciplinary specific academic training and research.
Current MA options include: MA Community Research + Journalism, Department of English, Irish and Communication; MA Community Research + Development, Department of Politics and Public Administration.
MA Community Research + Journalism
Students will to learn vital professional skills including: news and feature writing; broadcasting; multimedia journalism; interviewing; investigative reporting and research methods. The application of these skills across print, broadcast and multimedia journalism is a major part of the course.
Students on the MA Community Research + Journalism will:
- Get practical experience of a community-based website and print newspaper (The Limerick Voice)
- Gain ‘real-world’ journalism work by completing multi-media assignments for various types of platforms to deadline, while also developing a portfolio of professional journalism work
- Be equipped with the high-level research skills essential to all kinds of journalism and develop a critical awareness of the role of journalism and media in society
- Learn an appreciation of the ethical and legal issues in the profession and a critical understanding of how the media operates.
MA Community Research + Development; Students will learn about developmental institutions and supports at national and international level, taking Graduate Seminars in Development and in Peace building. Elective options include modules in: Institutions and policies of the EU; International Cooperation and Conflict; Collaborative Governance and Leadership.
Students on the MA Community Research + Development will:
- Get practical experience in engaged Research practice and community co-design
- Develop critical understanding of contemporary national and international institutions supporting development
- Examine the origins and impacts of contemporary conflicts in the Global South and the complex relations between development and violence
- An understanding of the key theories, concepts and debates relating to conflict
Course Director: Dr Maura Adshead, Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration
Phone: +353 61 213429