Postgraduate Programmes

MA Journalism

The MA Journalism is designed as an intensive 12-month programme that focuses primarily on practical skills as well a high level of contextual understanding. Students undergo weekly news assignments across multiple platforms including print, online, broadcasting and social media. The programme immerses students in both traditional reporting skills as well as new digital media training in social newsgathering, content verification, SEO, audience development, podcasting, ‘MoJo’ and data journalism. Broadcasting training takes place in our new digital radio studios, and our state-of-the-art 4K 'TewTek' television studio.  Students are fully trained in media law and media ethics is a core part of the programme. Students can complete an internship with a media organisation in the Summer, as well as a final practical project, a documentary, or an academic dissertation. NUI Galway is also piloting an exciting new ‘Journalism Innovation’ module in 2019, where students work on real-world news start-up and pitch to a ‘Dragon’s Den’.


MA Sports Journalism and Communication

The new MA Sports Journalism and Communication programme launches in 2020. The programme is designed to fill the growing demand for professionals to work in the world of sports communication – a fast-paced and growing industry, as well as training future sports journalists. The programme is ideally suited to graduates with a passion for sport, who have an interest in pursuing a career in either sports journalism or the wider field of sports marketing and communications. Students are able to take modules in sports reporting, broadcasting, film, marketing, strategic communication, and the all-important area of sports governance, as well as modules offered on the MA Journalism. The programme is also ideally suited to sports professionals and athletes interested in a furthering their careers.


MA Broadcasting

The new MA Broadcasting programme is designed to train graduates to work as professionals in the television and radio industry in production, direction and documentary practice. While on the programme students will be immersed in practice-based learning, working on radio and television planning, as well as producing and directing programming for the small screen and for radio. Digital production is a key part of the programme, with optional modules in 'MoJo', podcasting and multimedia. The programme is the only one of its kind in Ireland and boasts excellent links with industry, offering students hands-on experience as part of their training. 

Course Name Cao Code College/school
Journalism (MA) College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
Sports Journalism and Communication (MA) College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies