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Course Overview

Building on our longstanding commitment to Journalism education at the postgraduate level, NUI Galway is now introducing an exciting new programme, the BA with Journalism. A four-year degree with a distinctively practical and real-world design, the BA with Journalism provides an excellent career-focused opportunity for students who like to combine a capacity for expression and insight with a broad interest in society, media, communications and culture.

NUI Galway has a top-class reputation in the Journalism area, and our Masters programme has produced numerous prominent journalists, broadcasters and media figures. With such a well-established background of teaching expertise in the field, with extensive experience in facilitating related work-placements with high-profile employers and organisations, and with newspaper, radio and television companies all located in its hinterland, the University is perfectly placed to foster new Journalism talent.

Whether you are a beginner with an emerging interest in Journalism or an improver who has already been contributing in the field, the BA with Journalism now provides the ideal environment of a structured programme that is also focused on independent expression and exploration. We welcome all kinds of Journalism interests, from sports and politics, to fashion and music, to society and culture. Whatever your preferred format, from newspapers and magazines to radio and television or blogs, there is only one requirement: the wish to combine wide media knowledge with strong communication skills.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Grades in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Additional Requirements

none
Duration

4 years

Next start date

September 2018

A Level Grades (2017)

ABB & b(AS) or equivalent combination

Average intake

15

Closing Date

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY119

PAC code

Course Outline

From the start you will be guided and advised on a one-to-one basis by the programme director and mentor, and you will immediately be placed in a learning environment with people of similar journalistic interests and instincts.

The programme blends cooperative workshops with individual project work and experience, thus cultivating the combination of interaction and self-motivation required of the professional journalist. Through a system of small-group classes that emulate newsroom structures and other working settings within Journalism, you will follow a defined set of modules giving you weekly training and practice.

As well as meeting regularly with dedicated university teachers, you will have regular opportunities to meet and discuss your ideas with practitioners from a variety of areas within the Journalism industry. Your workshop activities during your first two years will be consolidated in your third year through on-site observation or work-experience in the Journalism fields outside of the University.

 

Year One

Cultural Foundations
This first module focuses on the cultures of Journalism in two ways. Through the practice of cultural analysis and criticism, you will be writing from the start in a small-group workshop setting, and you will also be introduced to the cultural background of Journalism with an emphasis on the ethical responsibilities and capabilities of the profession.

This is the News
The gathering, presentation and analysis of news are the fundamental tasks of the journalist. This module will introduce you to established methods and principles for the generation of news and will explore ongoing innovations in this prime area. The focus will be on practice, and you will move between in class and off-campus situations so that you can develop your knowledge of the ways journalists have to move between the outside world and the desk to do their reporting work.

Journalists at Work
This module will be based around weekly guest talks and workshops by visiting speakers from the various Journalism professions. You will have the opportunity to engage with and question these working professionals with a view to expanding in advance your own conception and understanding of the field.

Year Two

The Journalist’s Web
One of the major drivers of change in the world of Journalism is the rise of social media. This module will examine the advantages and challenges presented to the working journalist by such tools as Twitter and blogs, and you will engage in related practical work focused on the evolution of web-based Journalism generally. The contemporary phenomenon of consolidation whereby journalists also become their own photographers and moviemakers will be explored and you will do practical work in this area.

Broadcasting Encounters
This module will introduce you to technical and practical aspects of broadcasting as well as focusing on the preparation and presentation of work for broadcast. We will cover the established formats of radio and television and you will be involved in some actual studio work, and we will also explore the hands-on possibilities offered by such newer formats as podcasting.

Year Three

Work Observation/Placement
The aim of year three is to help you gain practical experience in the brand of Journalism that most interests you. You will be facilitated with a placement appropriate to your preference, whether that be Journalism for newspapers, magazines, broadcasting, online outlets or other media. While your work during the year may involve writing or other projects, the primary concern will be your direct encounter with day-to-day operations in your chosen area of the Journalism industry. Building on your modules over the previous two years, the principle for third year is that real career centred learning in Journalism is best gained through involved observation out in the workplace, and methods of assessment can be tailored to the particular type of Journalism experience you are acquiring.

Study at a University Abroad
Language departments require that you spend a period in a relevant country during your third year. Your work for Journalism would take precedence over a language, and since the aim of third year on this programme is to get you out of typical classroom scenarios and facilitate you instead in situations that resemble the working lives of present and emergent journalists, the better option when doing a language may be to pursue a placement or assistantship abroad. Exchanges with international universities specific to Journalism are possible, however, and non language students may also avail of a suitable exchange with an English-speaking university.

Year Four

You will complete your studies in your two core degree subjects and you will incorporate in your final projects the specialist skills and knowledge you have gained in Journalism over your previous three years.

Modules for 2017-18

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics.
Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 1 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (15 Credits):
Required AR1101: Working with Archaeology and Human Heritages - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AR113: Prehistoric Ireland & Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AR115: Celts, Vikings & Normans - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (15 Credits):
Optional SG1100: Medieval Celtic Literature A - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional SG1101: Medieval Celtic Literature B - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SG111: Early & Medieval History of the Celts - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SG116: Celtic Mythology, Religion & Folklore - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Economics (15 Credits):
Required EC1108: Skills for Economics I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EC135: Principles of Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EC136: Principles of Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: English (15 Credits):
Required EN126: Introduction to English 3 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN124: Introduction to English 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN125: Introduction to English 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: French (15 Credits):
Required FR1100: Introduction to French Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (15 Credits):
Optional NG1103: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Gaeilge 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional NG1104: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Gaeilge 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required NG1105: An Teanga Bheo - 10 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: History (15 Credits):
Required HI1103: Europe and Ireland 1789 - 1918 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HI1100: Skills for Historians (BA Connect) - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HI1104: Europe: From Medieval to Modern - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Italian (15 Credits):
Required IT1100: Italian Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Required Core Subject: Journalism (15 Credits):
Required AJ101: Cultural Foundations - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AJ104: Narrative Journalism - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AJ102: This is the News - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Law (15 Credits):
Required LW3110: Legal System and Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required LW3109: Tort Law - 10 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúcháin (15 Credits):
Required LN105: Bunscileanna Aistriúcháin - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required LN1103: Bunscileanna Gramadaí - 10 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Mathematics (15 Credits):
Optional MA185: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA131: Mathematical Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA132: Scileanna Matamaiticiúla - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA133: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA134: Anailís agus Algéabar 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA187: Mathematical Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA136: Anailís agus Algéabar 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA186: Analysis and Algebra 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA135: Analysis and Algebra 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Philosophy (15 Credits):
Required PI1101: Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI107: Introduction To The History Of Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI108: Introduction To Practical Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Psychology (15 Credits):
Required PS122: Introductory Psychology 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PS124: Introductory Psychology 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required PS137: Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Sociological & Political Studies (15 Credits):
Required SP158: Introduction to Politics & Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SP160: Problems in Politics & Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required SP159: Concepts and Practices of Politics & Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Spanish (Advanced) (15 Credits):
Required SH1101: Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Spanish (Beginners) (15 Credits):
Required SH1100: Intensive Beginners Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Year 2 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Archaeology in the previous year / semester.
Optional AR250: Sacred Places and Christian Buildings in Medieval Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR225: Hunters And Farmers In Early Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR328: Irish Art From The Early Iron Age To The 8th Century A.D. - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR236: Interpretation in Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI254: Space, Place and the Irish Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AR239: Landscapes of Cult & Kingship:The ancient royal sites of Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required AR245: Archaeology in Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Celtic Civilisation in the previous year / semester.
Optional SG223: Society & Social Institutions in the Celtic-speaking West - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG216: The Stories of Medieval Wales - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR328: Irish Art From The Early Iron Age To The 8th Century A.D. - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG221: Medieval Irish Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC228: The History of the Roman Empire - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI211: Medieval Ireland 5th-9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG215: Medieval Irish Literature c.700-1100 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional WE111: Introduction to Welsh Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional WE113: Introduction to Welsh Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI229: Medieval Europe 5th - 9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG219: The Celtic Languages in the Modern World - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG220: King Arthur & the Holy Grail - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG222: Medieval Irish Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG217: A Field of Gods & Men: Celtic Myths - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Economics (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Economics in the previous year / semester.
Optional EC219: Comparative Economic Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC269: Intermediate Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC273: Mathematics for Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC207: Irish Economic History - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC268: Intermediate Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC259: Economics of Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC247: Introduction to Financial Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC400.V: University of Villanova: Economics - 15 Credits - Semester 4
Required EC275: Statistics for Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: English (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied English in the previous year / semester.
Optional ENG201: Exploring the Creative Arts - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG205: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2114: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN448.I: Stories Told and Re-Told - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3103: Literature of the Internet - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG217.I: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN278.I: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2116: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG230.I: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2112: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN410.I: Jane Austen - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2140: Science Fiction (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2117: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG213.I: Film Studies - Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3138: Literature in the Digital Age - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3113: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2119: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG244.I: Textual Histories - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2113: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN444.I: Pain & Pleasure in Jacobean Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2142: Worlds in Revolt: Romanticisms - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2128: Novelty, Conflict, Scandal: Reading Early Modernity - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2148: Service Learning - Literacy Lift Off! Reading with Children (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2131: Gender and Globalisation in Modern Ireland (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN298.I: Spenser: The Faerie Queene - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3141: North American Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG223.I: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN434.I: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG244.II: Textual Histories - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN385: Drama And Theatre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN298.II: Spenser: The Faerie Queene - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2100: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN410.II: Jane Austen - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG217.II: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG230.II: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2107: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2106: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG205.II: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2133: Media, Culture, Society - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN3104: Literature of the Internet - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2149: Service Learning - Literacy Lift Off! Reading with Children (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN434.II: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN3114: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN264: Studies In Medieval Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN278.II: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG223.II: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2141: Science Fiction (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2150: Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2120: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN441.II: Plays, Players and Playhouse - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2102: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2132: Gender and Globalisation in Modern Ireland (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN448.II: Stories Told and Re-Told - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2101: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN444.II: Pain & Pleasure in Jacobean Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG213.II: Film Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG201.II: Exploring the Creative Arts - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: French (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Optional FR269: Lecture du français: Textes, Contextes, Idées - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional FR270: Langue poétique/ langue vivante - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional FR267: La France mise en scène - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional FR2100: Expressing French and Francophone Identities - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required FR266: French Language 5 - 10 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Optional NG260: Litríocht na Gaeilge 1200-1900 I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG227: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NG259: An Nualitríocht I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NG261: An Nualitríocht II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG262: Teanga agus Pobal I - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required NG228: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: History (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied History in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI492: The Family in Modern Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2121: Studies in Modern History 1 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI295: The American Civil War: Its Causes and Developments - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI429.I: The Mid-Tudor Crisis, 1547-60 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2110: Making Ireland English: 1580-1665 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI166: Ireland in the 1950s - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI292: Central Europe, 1867-1918 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI549.I: European History, 1500-1800 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI284.I: Themes in Early Modern History I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2117: Studies in Early Modern History 1 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI267: Reformation Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI562.I: Irish History, from 1500-1800 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2123: Life and Death in Victorian Britain - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI229: Medieval Europe 5th - 9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI572: Irish Ideologies and Activists, 1905-1916 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI170: Europe, 1918-1989 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI494: British Social Movements Since 1945: Sex, Colour, Peace and Power - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI429.II: The Mid-Tudor Crisis, 1547-60 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI262: Medieval Europe C1050-1250 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI459: The Tudors: Religion, State & Society - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI562.II: Irish History, from 1500-1800 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI465: European Encounters with the Mongols - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI204: 18th Century Ireland, 1691-1801 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI284.II: Themes in Early Modern History 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2113: The Making & Breaking of Britain in the 20th C - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2118: Studies in Early Modern History 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI211: Medieval Ireland 5th-9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2102: The Modern United States, 1865-2008 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2103: Monarchy & Society in Early 17th Century France - 10 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Information Technology (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Information Technology in the previous year / semester.
Optional CT2103: Systems Analysis & Design - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CT230: Database Systems I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CT2101: Object Oriented Programming I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CT2105: Web-based Information Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CT2102: Object Oriented Programming II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CT2104: Web Application Development - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Italian (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Italian in the previous year / semester.
Optional IT238: Italian Culture & Society I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT235: Intermediate Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT237: Applied Language Skills: Intercultural Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IT239: Italian Culture & Society II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT210: Oral - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT236: Intermediate language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Required Core Subject: Journalism (10 Credits):
Required AJ201: Broadcasting Encounters - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AJ202: The Journalist's Web - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Law in Arts (25 Credits):
Required LW107.I: Legal Methods And Research - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW202: Contract I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW227: Constitutional Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW205: Contract II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW228: Constitutional Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúchain (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Léann an Aistriúcháin in the previous year / semester.
Required LN203: Gramadach agus Litriú na Gaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LN201: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LN204: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LN202: An tAistriúchán Ríomhchuidithe - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LN207: Cruinneas agus Saibhriú Teanga - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Mathematical Studies (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Mathematics in the previous year / semester.
Required MA211: Calculus I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required ST237: Introduction to Statistical Data and Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA212: Calculus II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA203: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ST235: Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA2286: Differential Forms - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ST237: Introduction to Statistical Data and Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA801: University of Villanova - 15 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MA2287: Complex Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA283: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Philosophy (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Philosophy in the previous year / semester.
Optional PI210: Moral And Political Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI234: Topics in Practical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI2101: Information Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI255: Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PI216: History Of Modern Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI2102: Formal Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI247: Nietzsche & Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2100: East Asian Philosophy and Culture - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI240: Bioethics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI248: Phenomenology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS214: Developmental Psychology 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS403: Biological Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS219: Research Methods in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS428: Social Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS320: Memory & Cognition - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Sociological And Political Studies (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Sociological & Political Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional SP234: International Relations - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SP212: Classical Social Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SP216.I: European Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP226: Comparative Themes In Society And Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SP220: Methods For Social And Political Science - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SP235: Social Issues and Policy Responses - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SP219: Political Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required SP215.II: Modern Political Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Spanish (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Beginners) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Advanced) in the previous year / semester.
Optional SH227: Spanish Language II B - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH232: Hispanic Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH226: Spanish Language II A - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH233: Hispanic Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required SH228: Spanish Language II C - 10 Credits - Semester 4

Year 4 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Archaeology in the previous year / semester.
Required AR338: Explaining Prehistory - Current Research Trends - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AR343: Public Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AR347: Palaeoecology - Reconstructing Past Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR3101: Landscape and Archaeology: Context and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required AR337: Gaelic Peoples - Identity and Cultural Practices - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required AR325: Minor Dissertation - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Celtic Civilisation in the previous year / semester.
Optional AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC316: Barbarians - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG3100: The Cultural Impact of Christianity on Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG313: The Poetry of Medieval Wales c.600-1100 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG318: Research Project - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG221: Medieval Irish Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG317: Medieval Irish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG311: The Invention of the Celt: Concepts & Perspectives - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN388: Studies In Modern Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG316: The Celtic Languages & their Relatives - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS305: Expressions of Power in Antiquity - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG319: Medieval Irish Language IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG320: Medieval Women in the Celtic-speaking West - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG321: Poets & Courts: Celtic Literature c.1150-1400 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG222: Medieval Irish Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Economics (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Economics in the previous year / semester.
Optional EC357: Development Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC345: Health Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC3105: Econometrics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC427: Ireland, Europe & the Global Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC388: Environmental And Natural Resource Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC369: Money And Banking - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EC3101: Microeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC382: International Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3100: Economics and Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC429: Marine Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC386: Public Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required EC3102: Macroeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC362: Economics Of Financial Markets - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: English (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied English in the previous year / semester.
Optional EN3110: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3109: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG302: Modernism/Postmodernism - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG235.I: Digital Humanities - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG228: Old English Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG232.I: African Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN470: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3125: Tudor and Stuart Texts and Contexts (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN609.I: Masculinity and Crisis - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG247.I: Reading and re-reading Samuel Richardson's 'Clarissa' - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN459.I: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3117: Representing Ireland in the 1970s A - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3105: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN599.I: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG238: Nineteenth Century British Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3119: Technology and Culture A - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN442.I: Victorian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3131: Women, Writing, and World Literature (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN404.I: Contemporary Irish Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN439.I: Cinema/Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3136: James Joyce, Ulysses (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3127: Writing Animals (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG233.I: Arthurian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN464.I: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3106: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN402.I: History Of the English Language - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG203: Genre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN388: Studies In Modern Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN404.II: Contemporary Irish Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3128: Writing Animals (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN439.II: Cinema/Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG235.II: Digital Humanities - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG232.II: African Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3118: Representing Ireland in the 1970s B - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN470.II: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN464.II: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3108: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG247.II: Reading and re-reading Samuel Richardson's 'Clarissa' - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3120: Technology and Culture B - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3111: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3137: James Joyce, Ulysses (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3112: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3132: Women, Writing, and World Literature (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3107: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN599.II: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG233.II: Arthurian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3126: Tudor and Stuart Texts and Contexts (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN459.II: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN435.II: Studies in 20th Century Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN442.II: Victorian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG241.II: Loose Baggy Monsters: Victorian Serial Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG304: Contemporary Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN609.II: Masculinity and Crisis - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: French (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Required FR3100: French Literature and Culture 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR371: French Literature & Culture 7 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR366: French and Francophone Studies 10 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required FR380: French and Francophone Studies 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required FR379: French Language 6 - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (Cursa A) (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Required NG351: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge 111 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG366: Litríocht na Gaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG365: Teanga agus Pobal II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG325: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG363: Litríocht na Gaeilge 1200-1900 II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG364: Litríocht na Gaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: History (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied History in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI165: Life In Urban Galway from the Act of Union to the Anglo-Irish Treaty - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI484: Slavery and Emancipation in the American South - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3121: Famine in Ireland 1845 - 50 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3110: European Warfare 1618-1714: Theory and Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI574.I: Researching, Presenting and Writing History - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI358: The Tudor Conquest Of Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI337: Nazi Germany - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3125: Civil War and Society in France, 1562-1598 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI569: Aristocratic Women in Medieval Europe c.500-1250 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI578: Children and the State in Ireland, 1838 - 2011 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI376: Popular Culture In Pre-Industrial Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI583: Problems in the use of popular print media in Ireland and Britain, 1900-1975 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI439: Vichy France - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3119: The Reign of Henry VIII - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3115: Poverty, Crime and Institutions, Europe 1780-1914 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI365: Native North Americans: From Pre-History To Present - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3123: Power and Pleasure at Versailles: The Reign of Louis XIV of France, 1661-1715 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI479: Irish Political Thought in the 1930s - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI574.II: Researching, Presenting and Writing History - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI362: Party & Power In 19th & 20th Century British History. - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI488: Labour in Irish Society & Politics, c. 1760-1960 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI168: Coming to Terms with the Nazi Past - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3112: The First World War: Transnational perspectives - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3102: The Irish and Colonial Australasia 1788-1901 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3126: Labour radicalism in the Anglophone world, c.1900-1939 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI383: The Reign Of Henry Viii - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Information Technology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Information Technology in the previous year / semester.

Optional Subject: Italian (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Italian in the previous year / semester.
Optional IT344: Italian Childrens Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IT342: Italian Culture & Society III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IT343: Italian Culture & Society IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional IT345: Community Based Learning:Language Teaching - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required IT324: Language 111 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Required IT346: Oral, Presentation and Transferable Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Legal Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Legal Studies in the previous year / semester.
Required LW4103: Administrative Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW503: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW409: Criminal Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW4104: Administrative Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LW504: European Union Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LW413: Criminal Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Mathematical Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Mathematical Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional CS3304: Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3301: Advanced Calculus and Computer Packages - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3313: Linear Algebra I and Computer Packages - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA492: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA335: Algebraic Structures - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA302: Complex Variable - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA334: Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Mathematics (Honours) (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Mathematics in the previous year / semester.
Optional MA490: Measure Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA341: Metric Spaces - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA416: Rings - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CS3304: Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST415: Probability Theory and Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST313: Applied Regression Models - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3343: Groups - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3101: Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA492: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA482: Functional Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA3491: Fields and Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST417: Introduction to Bayesian Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST413: Statistical Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA342: Topology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA334: Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA4344: Advanced Group Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA461: Probabilistic Models for Molecular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Philosophy (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Philosophy in the previous year / semester.
Optional PI246: American Pragmatism - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI327: Philosophy Of Religion - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI3100: Kant's Theoretical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI315: Philosophy of Mind - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI335: Moral Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI331: Readings In Metaphysics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI241: History Of Irish Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI310: Topics In Applied Philosophy: Disability, Poverty And Human Freedom - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI399: Extended Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI129: Advanced Philosophical Text - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Psychological Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Psychological Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional PS342: Introduction to Positive Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS3105: Fundmentals of Research Development in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS322: Health Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS334: Applied Behaviour Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS408: Human Sexuality - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS3100: Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required PS427: Forensic, Abnormal & Clinical Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Sociological And Political Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Sociological And Political Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional SP3113: Early Years Education and Care: Research & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3101: 'Community' - Significance and Change - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP498.I: Sociology of Religion - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP469: Political Anthropology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SPL315.I: Smart & Liveable Cities and Suburbs - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP689.I: Childhood and Children's Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SPL316: Contemporary Irish Health Policy in Comparative Context - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP647.I: Northern Ireland: The Politics of a Divided Society - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3103: European Union: Political Theory and Pol. Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3116: Ocean and Marine Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3128: Travellers, Rights, Nomadism and Ethnicity - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP493: Environmentalism - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP693.I: Ethnicity, Nationalism and The State - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3105: Globalisation, prostitution and the state - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SPL304: Women, Men & the Economy: Critical Explorations of Theory & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP695: Social and Political Context of Activism and Advocacy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP705.I: Revisiting Violence - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SPL301: The Politics of Peace and Conflict - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3106: Mobilities - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP702: Ireland: A Changing Society - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SP405: Contemporary Social Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3117: Sociology of Agriculture - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required SP305: Comparative Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3120: Degrees of Freedom: The Politics of Poverty, Welfare and Punishment - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3123: Travellers, Rights, Nomadism and Ethnicity - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP693.II: Ethnicity, Nationalism and The State - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP419: Marxist Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3115: Volunteering: Theory, Policy and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP647.II: Northern Ireland: The Politics of a Divided Society - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SPL315.II: Smart & Liveable Cities and Suburbs - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP420: Sociology Of The Environment - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SPL302: Conflict & Territory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3119: Green Political Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP721: Ocean and Marine Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP701: Children & Young People in Families Today - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3102: 'Community' - Significance and Change - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SPL314: Theories of Nationalism - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP449: Mexican Politics And Society - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP699: Buddhism Politics & Society - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3107: Political Reform in Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP470: Politics In The Republic Of Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP586: Sociology of Sexuality - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP705.II: Revisiting Violence - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required SP406: Principles Of Political Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP459: The Irish Administrative System - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Spanish (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Spanish in the previous year / semester.
Required SH336: Hispanic Literature & Culture III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH337: Hispanic Literature & Culture IV - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH339: Spanish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SH329: Hispanic Translation Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH320: Hispanic Crime Narrative - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH324: Latin American Narrative - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required SH340: Spanish Language IV - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Further Education

The skills you develop through your BA with Journalism will directly benefit you in your other degree subjects, and your specialism will also make you a highly valued candidate for postgraduate programmes that focus on writing, media and communication or that cover areas of cultural, social and political interest.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

The aim of our programme is to familiarise you with the present situation and concerns of professional Journalism and to equip you with the practical knowledge to prepare you for a range of related careers. But the programme is equally forward-looking and intends to prepare you, in the context of one of the most rapidly evolving areas of expertise, for jobs yet to be imagined and invented.

The programme will consult on a regular basis with practitioners and leaders in a range of involved fields in order to help us all stay acutely in touch with contemporary developments so that preparations can be made for the fostering of new opportunities and for engaging with existing and self-generated career possibilities in an exciting period of transformations and innovations in Journalism.

The expertise acquired through your BA with Journalism will equip you for employment in all those fields where communication is primary. Along with fostering your own ambitions and talents, the programme will provide you with the opportunity to cultivate contacts and networks among professional journalists. The skills and working knowledge you will acquire will be applicable to a wide range of professional activities in Journalism and the media generally, in writing and editing, in marketing, publishing and advertising.

Importantly, the BA with Journalism design means that you will graduate with qualifications in two Arts subjects on top of your Journalism concentration. Employers in the journalism professions generally stress that they are most interested in job candidates who have broad subject interests and knowledge together with some specialist training, and so the BA with Journalism is the ideal preparation for entry to the field. 

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,822 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Tuition

€2,598 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Non EU

€12,750 p.a. 2017/18
EU Fees 2017/18:
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy:  €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI

Find out More

College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies 
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