Journalism

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 12.9 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jul 1, 2024
501–600 place StudyQA ranking:2878 Duration:3 years

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As a prospective journalist, you have a profound sense of curiosity about the world and an ability to analyse and reveal how things work through clear, concise and engaging stories. You have the ability to absorb large amounts of information quickly, to relate facts to the bigger picture, and to work to deadline. You’re excited at the prospect of learning how to tell stories across a range of platforms from social to mobile to broadcast.

A niche of journalism can be found to suit most interests. In all areas of life, from business to politics, from culture to religion, from sports to lifestyles, the public looks to journalism for context. Your aim will be to inform, but can also be to entertain or educate.

DCU’s Journalism degree focuses on three essentials: practical skills such as video, audio and writing for different platforms (digital, social, print and broadcast); knowledge of people, institutions and ethical principles needed as context; and academic studies of law, politics and society to sharpen your critical thinking.

The BA in Journalism offers some scope for specialisation with optional modules, but every student takes the same broad range of core modules in their three years.

An essential element of the final year of the course is an eight-week placement in a media organisation where you’ll trial your abilities in the working world. Every journalism student must complete a relevant work placement arranged or approved by DCU.

General Entry Requirements

A minimum of six Leaving Certificate subjects at Grade 06/H7, to include the subjects English OR Irish AND the subject Mathematics. In addition, applicants must present at least two subjects at grade H5.

Leaving Certificate

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

Minimum of H4 in English.

GCE A Level

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

GCE A Level C English.

Applicants presenting Non-EU School Leaving Qualification

All qualifications will be taken into consideration in assessing these applications. Candidates are expected to:

  • have taken school leaving examinations of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate or GCE A Level; and
  • satisfy the general entry requirements and programme entry requirements outlined within the programme contents
  • satisfy the English language requirements

Dublin City University is proud to award merit-based scholarships to high achieving students who enter the Faculty of Engineering and Computing and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for the 2016/17 academic year. These scholarships are available to Indian applicants only and are based on academic merit to those who have a Full Offer. 

The Faculties also award scholarships of €1,000 to high achievers entering Masters and Bachelor programmes who are ranked by academic achievement. 

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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 275 / program Foreign:$ 728 / program
601–800 place StudyQA ranking: 4718