Journalism MA | Graduate School, University of Limerick

Journalism MA

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences:Journalism MA

Journalism MA
1 Year Full-Time OR 2 Years Part-Time 


The MA in Journalism is a one year full-time, or a two year part-time programme. The course teaches professional skills vital to all journalists entering the ever changing multimedia work place. These skills include: news and feature writing; broadcasting; multimedia journalism; interviewing; investigative reporting and research methods. The application of these professional skills to print, broadcasting and multimedia journalism, will be a major part of the course. The students will also examine the role of journalism in society and study media law. They will get an opportunity to hear leading Irish and international media commentators discuss current affairs. Students who complete this course will have developed excellent oral and written communication skills; they will have good research and editing skills and will be able to manage their time efficiently to meet deadlines. These students will also have developed a great awareness of the role of the journalist and the media in society and be critical consumers of the media. Graduates of this course will be trained to work as journalists and researchers in the multimedia world

The course aims to

  • equip graduates with the high-level research skills essential to all kinds of journalism,
  • provide students with a solid appreciation of the ethical and legal issues in the profession and a critical understanding of how the media operates.
  • provide students with practical experience of what it feels like to work as a journalist by completing assignments to deadline while on the course.

Contact Details
Dr Henry Silke
School of Culture and Communication
University of Limerick,

Tel:  353-61-233670

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