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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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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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LM039 - Journalism and New Media
University of Limerick

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LM039 - Journalism and New Media
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
EMPRO    Media Production
  6M5130  Media Production
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia 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:

G20001 or 5N0690
E20076 or 5N2443
E20077 or 5N2463
E20078 or 5N2435
E20013 or 5N2152

G20001 or 5N0690
E20076 or 5N2443
E20013 or 5N2152
E20137 or 5N1379

G30001 or 6N1950
E20013 or 5N2152
N32749 or 6N5450
N32755 or 6N5454

G20001 or 5N0690
E20008 or 5N1298
E20137 or 5N1379

E20008 or 5N1298
E20078 or 5N2435
E20013 or 5N2152
E20076 or 5N2443
E20137 or 5N1379
E20077 or 5N2463
G20001 or 5N0690

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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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