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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 2019

A Level Grades (2018)

nuigalway.ie/alevels

Average intake

30

Closing Date

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY119

Course 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.

Curriculum Information

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. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
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 AR113: Prehistoric Ireland & Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AR1104: Material Culture and Museums - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required AR1105: Medieval Ireland and Europe - 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 EN124: Introduction to English 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required ENSK1100: Exploring English - 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 NG1107: Scéal agus Pobal na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required NG1105: An Teanga Bheo - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional NG1106: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Linne - 5 Credits - Semester 2

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 AJ102: This is the News - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AJ101: Cultural Foundations - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AJ104: Narrative Journalism - 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 MA133: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
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 PISK1100: Critical Thinking & Persuasive Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI108: Introduction To Practical Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI1100: Philosophical Perspectives: A History of Western and Eastern Thought - 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 AR2102: People, Ritual and Death: Life in Early Prehistoric Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR2101: Early Kingship: From Chaos to Cosmos - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR245: Archaeology in Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AR334: Ancient Civilisations: The Rise of Complex Societies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI254: Space, Place and the Irish Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR2100: Making Sense of Art: Style, Symbol and Story - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required AR236: Interpretation in Archaeology - 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 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 SG215: Medieval Irish Literature c.700-1100 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional WE111: Introduction to Welsh Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI229: Medieval Europe 5th - 9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AR2101: Early Kingship: From Chaos to Cosmos - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG216: The Stories of Medieval Wales - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional WE113: Introduction to Welsh Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG219: The Celtic Languages in the Modern World - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI211: Medieval Ireland 5th-9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 3
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 EN2116: Shakespearean Comedies - 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 EN434.I: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 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 EN2152: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3101: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN278.I: Milton's Poetry - 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 EN2117: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN441.I: Plays, Players and Playhouse - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG213.I: Film Studies - Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3138: Literature in the Digital Age - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG201: Exploring the Creative Arts - 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 EN2146: Medieval Piety: Poetry, Play, Prose (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2113: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN441.II: Plays, Players and Playhouse - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2153: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN444.II: Pain & Pleasure in Jacobean Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN3102: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG209.II: Alternative Textualities - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG230.II: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2106: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG201.II: Exploring the Creative Arts - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2101: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN278.II: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2100: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2120: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN264: Studies In Medieval Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG213.II: Film Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2147: Medieval Piety: Poetry, Play, Prose (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN3114: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN298.II: Spenser: The Faerie Queene - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2150: Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2102: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN448.II: Stories Told and Re-Told - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN434.II: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN410.II: Jane Austen - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2132: Gender and Globalisation in Modern Ireland (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2107: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2133: Media, Culture, Society - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2149: Service Learning - Literacy Lift Off! Reading with Children (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN385: Drama And Theatre Studies - 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 3

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 HI229: Medieval Europe 5th - 9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2121: Studies in Modern History 1 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2116: Religion and Irish Life in 20th Century Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI267: Reformation Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2123: Life and Death in Victorian Britain - 5 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 HI295: The American Civil War: Its Causes and Developments - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI170: Europe, 1918-1989 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2103: Monarchy & Society in Early 17th Century France - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI262: Medieval Europe C1050-1250 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI465: European Encounters with the Mongols - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI494: British Social Movements Since 1945: Sex, Colour, Peace and Power - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2113: The Making & Breaking of Britain in the 20th C - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI211: Medieval Ireland 5th-9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI572: Irish Ideologies and Activists, 1905-1916 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2125: Global History, 1780-1945 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2100: Ireland in a Global Context, 1922-2002 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI249: Ireland:Economy And Society,1700-1850 - 5 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 4
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 3
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 4
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 (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
Required 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
Required MA2287: Complex Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MA801: University of Villanova - 15 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 PI2103: Introduction to Japanese Philosophy & Culture - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI2104: Introduction to Chinese Philosophy & Culture - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI2101: Information Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PI216: History Of Modern Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI255: Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI248: Phenomenology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI247: Nietzsche & Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2102: Formal Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI240: Bioethics - 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 3
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
Optional SP212: Classical Social Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SP216.I: European Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SPSK3101: Politics and Society: Themes and Topics - 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 3
Optional SP215.II: Modern Political Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required SPSK3102: Society and Politics: Ideas and Research - 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 AR3101: Landscape and Archaeology: Context and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR325: Minor Dissertation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required AR337: Gaelic Peoples - Identity and Cultural Practices - 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 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
Optional EC382: International Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EC3101: Microeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC429: Marine Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC386: Public Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3104: Agricultural and Food Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC362: Economics Of Financial Markets - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC357: Development Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required EC3102: Macroeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: English (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied English in the previous year / semester.
Optional ENG247.I: Reading and re-reading Samuel Richardson's 'Clarissa' - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3139: Twentieth-Century Irish Drama (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3127: Writing Animals (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN599.I: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG302: Modernism/Postmodernism - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG235.I: Digital Humanities - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3131: Women, Writing, and World Literature (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG228: Old English Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3110: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG232.I: African Fiction - 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 EN3123: Stage and Page: The Early Modern Imagination - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN459.I: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3106: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3119: Technology and Culture A - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3105: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3136: James Joyce, Ulysses (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG241.I: Loose Baggy Monsters: Victorian Serial Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3115: Literature and Environmental Crisis A - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG233.I: Arthurian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3144: Empire Writing (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN464.I: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN402.I: History Of the English Language - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3146: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN435.I: Studies in 20th Century Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3109: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN2129: Shakespeare on Screen (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG238: Nineteenth Century British Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3145: Empire Writing (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG223.II: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN435.II: Studies in 20th Century Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG243.II: Special Topic - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN2130: Shakespeare on Screen (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG203: Genre Studies - 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 ENG235.II: Digital Humanities - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG232.II: African Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN464.II: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN459.II: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3108: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 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 EN3140: Twentieth-Century Irish Drama (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN609.II: Masculinity and Crisis - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN388: Studies In Modern Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3147: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3128: Writing Animals (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 EN3116: Literature and Environmental Crisis B - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG233.II: Arthurian Literature - 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 7

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 HI579: From Beveridge to Thatcher: Politics, society, economy&welfare in Britain, 48-92 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI570: Technology and Society 1450-1930 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3110: European Warfare 1618-1714: Theory and Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI439: Vichy France - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI165: Life In Urban Galway from the Act of Union to the Anglo-Irish Treaty - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3121: Famine in Ireland 1845 - 50 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI578: Children and the State in Ireland, 1838 - 2011 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3101: Of Rice & Men: Aid and Humanitarianism since 1945 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3100: Brave New World: Globalisation since 1945 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3125: Civil War and Society in France, 1562-1598 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI484: Slavery and Emancipation in the American South - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI569: Aristocratic Women in Medieval Europe c.500-1250 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI479: Irish Political Thought in the 1930s - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3115: Poverty, Crime and Institutions, Europe 1780-1914 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI488: Labour in Irish Society & Politics, c. 1760-1960 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI362: Party & Power In 19th & 20th Century British History. - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI167: Power and Conflict in Northern Ireland, 1963-1972 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI571: Law and Society in Early Medieval Ireland (c. AD 500- c. AD800) - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3123: Power and Pleasure at Versailles: The Reign of Louis XIV of France, 1661-1715 - 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 HI585: Debates and Controversies in European Women's History, 1780-1939 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3112: The First World War: Transnational perspectives - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Information Technology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Information Technology in the previous year / semester.
Optional CT318: Human Computer Interaction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CT319: Artificial Intelligence - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required CT3535: Object Oriented Programming III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CT411: Multi-Media Development - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CT327: Humanities Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CT328: Final Year Project - 10 Credits - Semester 8

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 7
Required IT324: Language 111 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Required IT346: Oral, Presentation and Transferable Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Law (30 Credits):
Required LW503: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW4103: Administrative 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 7
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 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
Optional MA341: Metric Spaces - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA416: Rings - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CS3304: Logic - 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 MA461: Probabilistic Models for Molecular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST413: Statistical Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST417: Introduction to Bayesian 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 Subject: Philosophy (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Philosophy in the previous year / semester.
Optional PI310: Topics In Applied Philosophy: Disability, Poverty And Human Freedom - 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 PI246: American Pragmatism - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI241: History Of Irish Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI399: Extended Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI129: Advanced Philosophical Text - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI232: Topics in Theoretical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI331: Readings In Metaphysics - 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 PS408: Human Sexuality - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS322: Health Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS334: Applied Behaviour Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS3101: Modelling Learning and Decision Making - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3102: Brain and Behaviour: Theory & Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3103: Health and Well-Being: Theory & Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS341: Introduction to Collaborative Enquiry & Applied Systems Science - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3105: Fundmentals of Research Development in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS339: Behavioural Medicine - 5 Credits - Semester 8
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 SP3105: Globalisation, prostitution and the state - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP693.I: Ethnicity, Nationalism and The State - 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 SP3128: Travellers, Rights, Nomadism and Ethnicity - 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 8
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 SP3101: 'Community' - Significance and Change - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3113: Early Years Education and Care: Research & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP493: Environmentalism - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3129: Sexualities, Genders and Diversities - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3118: Understanding Youth - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3134: Human Rights Advocacy: Concepts, Law and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP698: Transforming Children's Services - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SP405: Contemporary Social Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SP404: Development And Change - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3115: Volunteering: Theory, Policy and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SPL315.II: Smart & Liveable Cities and Suburbs - 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 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 SP705.II: Revisiting Violence - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3117: Sociology of Agriculture - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3123: Travellers, Rights, Nomadism and Ethnicity - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3120: Degrees of Freedom: The Politics of Poverty, Welfare and Punishment - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP419: Marxist Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP693.II: Ethnicity, Nationalism and The State - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP647.II: Northern Ireland: The Politics of a Divided Society - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP407: Sociology Of Work - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SPL318: Understanding Youth - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP649: Power - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3133: The Northern Ireland Conflict - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP618: Welfare Words: Key Words in Social Work & Social Welfare - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required SP406: Principles Of Political Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required SP305: Comparative Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Spanish (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Spanish in the previous year / semester.
Optional SH338: Mexican Women Writers - 5 Credits - Semester 8
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 SH3101: Myth and Identity in Mexican and Central American Literatures - 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. 2018/19

Fees: Tuition

€2,598 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€12,750 p.a. 2018/19
EU Fees 2018/19:
- 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

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