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DT582
Journalism

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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.

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Journalism is the practice of investigating, summarising, and broadcasting an event to the public.

This is a programme in professional journalism which includes the study of Irish or French. It prepares students to work as journalists, with the additional benefits provided by the study of the second language.


 
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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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ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
EMPXX    Media Production
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism

Essential Module Requirements:

Five distinctions which must include:
G20001 or 5N0690
E20078 or 5N2435
E20008 or 5N1298 or G20031 or 5N1370

and any TWO of the following:
E20011 or 5N0757
E20076 or 5N2443
E20077 or 5N2463
E20137 or 5N1379
E20149 or E20150

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Journalists may work as reporters, commentators or editors across all media, locally, nationally and internationally. Many journalists work across numerous areas while others specialise in, for example, business, sports, arts or technology. Journalistic work is pressurised with tight deadlines but it provides an exciting and rewarding career for those who chose to follow it.

A journalism education will also open up opportunities in fields like public relations and education.



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