Postgraduate
MA Global Media and Communication

NUI Galway

Course Overview


This programme aims to prepare graduates to work as professionals in the global media and communications industries with a specialism in a chosen area.

It will focus on fostering a critical understanding of the changing global media environment and on preparing graduates who will have an insight into the role of the media and how society exchanges information through communication in democratic societies, as placed within historical and theoretically grounded contexts. With platform convergence, and a dissolving of the walls between information and entertainment media, the study of media and communication in particular with a focus on international issues such as globalization; populism; sustainability; digital literacy; verification and mis-information has resonance with graduates interested in postgraduate study. Graduates will be trained with professional communication and production skills to work as professionals in the industry, across multiple platforms. Students will take a dual approach to their studies, being exposed to academic knowledge and understanding as well as practical skills and reflective practice. Students will have an opportunity to further specialize and develop a niche in a subject area of particular interest via a choice of elective streams as follows:

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

50

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 16,500

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • This programme aims to prepare graduates to work as professionals in the global media and communications industries with a specialism in a chosen area.
  • This programme prepares graduates for a wide range of careers.
  • Aims and objectives of the programme: To equip graduates with transferable. Communications and critical thinking skills that will poise them for future success in the labour market
  • The programme also offers clear opportunities to pursue further study and research at postgraduate level.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

To be accepted you must have a minimum Second Class Honors degree, 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. The programme is particularly welcoming to international students. We welcome application from all academic backgrounds, particularly Arts and humanities, science and business graduates. English language requirement: IELTS of 7.0 overall with not less than 6.0 in any component.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


This programme prepares graduates for a wide range of careers. The valuable oral and written communication skills, advanced research skills, and critical thinking skills that the MA Global Media and Communication programme will offer students are highly transferable and sought after by employers in sectors including the digital media, news, communications, culture and knowledge industries. Students will be able to specialize in a specific stream within the programme thereby further developing their capacities and enhancing their employ ability. Graduates can progress to an exciting variety of careers including news and current affairs; media and creative industries; advocacy, civil society, policy and civil society organisations; strategic communication; social media and digital content production, digital communication and data analysis; publishing; broadcasting; public relations; and financial journalism and communication. The programme also offers clear opportunities to pursue further study and research at postgraduate level.

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