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LM039
Journalism and New Media

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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Students of the BA in Journalism and New Media learn core practical journalism skills and, through the study of two specialised subjects, develop their capacities to engage critically with society and the structures of power that operate within it.

The course will equip you with a wide range of workplace-focussed skills including: reporting; feature writing; investigative reporting; layout and design, text editing; how to start and manage a magazine and shorthand. You will learn how to apply these skills to print, broadcast journalism and new media - on-line journalism and podcasting.


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To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
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Old Code New Code Award Title
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
  6M5130  Media Production
EMPRO    Media Production
EMPXX    Media Production

Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include at least 2 of the following:


EPJXX - PRINT JOURNALISM
5M2464 - JOURNALISM

G20001 - Communications
or 5N0690 - Communications

E20076 - Research Skills for Journalism
or 5N2443 - Research Skills for Journalism

E20077 - Technical Skills for Journalism
or 5N2463 - Technical Skills for Journalism

E20078 - Writing Skills for Journalism
or 5N2435 - Writing Skills for Journalism

E20013 - Print Journalism
or 5N2152 - Print Journalism

ERPXX - RADIO PRODUCTION
5M4511 - RADIO PRODUCTION

G20001 - Communications
or 5N0690 - Communications

E20076 - Research Skills for Journalism
or 5N2443 - Research Skills for Journalism

E20013 - Print Journalism
or 5N2152 - Print Journalism

E20137 - Radio Programme Production
or 5N1379 - Radio Programme Production

L21677
L22282 - News, Sport and Talk for Radio

EMPRO - MEDIA PRODUCTION
6M5130
G30001 - Communications
or 6N1950 - Communications

E20013 - Print Journalism
or 5N2152 - Print Journalism

N32736 - News Writing for Print

N32737 - Feature Writing for Print

N32738 - Editing and Sub-Editing for Print

N32749 - Research Skills for Journalism
or 6N5450
N32755 - Radio News Broadcasting
or 6N5454
EMMPX - MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION
5M2146 - MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION

G20001 - Communications
or 5N0690 - Communications

E20008 - Media Analysis
or 5N1298 - Media Analysis

E20137 - Radio Programme Production
or 5N1379 - Radio Programme Production

E20149 - TV & Video Production

E20151 - Editing for TV & Film

EMPXX - MEDIA PRODUCTION

E20008 - Media Analysis
or 5N1298 - Media Analysis

E20078 - Writing Skills for Journalism
or 5N2435 - Writing Skills for Journalism

E20013 - Print Journalism
or 5N2152 - Print Journalism

E20076 - Research Skills for Journalism
or 5N2443 - Research Skills for Journalism

E20137 - Radio Programme Production
or 5N1379 - Radio Programme Production

E20077 - Technical Skills for Journalism
or 5N2463 - Technical Skills for Journalism

G20001 - Communications
or 5N0690 - Communications

E20149 - TV & Video Production

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Careers open to you with a degree in Journalism and New Media include;

  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Public Relations
  • TV Journalist
  • Broadcaster

You will be well-equipped to work in the fast-changing media world that has been transformed by new technology. You will have excellent writing, editing and research skills. The application of these skills to print, on-line journalism and broadcast journalism is a major part of the programme. You will be equipped to work in:
National and local newspapers

  • National and local radio
  • eCommerce and ePublishing
  • Communications and public relations
  • Media production, media research
  • Research and teaching at third level



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