NUI Galway offers courses in journalism at both undergraduate (BA) and postgraduate (MA) levels.

The BA with Journalism offers students the opportunity to complete a BA in two Arts subjects, in addition to their study of journalism. Intertwining practical and reflective work, the third year of this four-year programme is dedicated to practical journalism work, grounded in reflective practice.

The MA in Journalism offers an intensive 12-month programme (or part-time 24-month programme) that focuses primarily on journalism practice, including two semesters of course work and an internship, with students also completing a research dissertation. The MA in Journalism for Practitioners offers a part-time programme (over 24-months) specially tailored to current practitioners who wish to gain additional skills and qualifications in the field.

In 2016, NUI Galway  announced a new scholarship, worth €6,000, for a student on the MA in Journalism, the PJ Mara Scholarship in Journalism  http://www.nuigalway.ie/postgrad/scholarships/pj_mara_scholarship.html.