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CAO (Higher Education)

Degree - Honours Bachelor

Media Studies

Maynooth University
Maynooth University
Course Code
MH109
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
317
Points Change

Course Summary

Media Studies as a discipline comprises theories and methods for examining and creating media texts and for analysing institutions, audiences and technologies.

The theory and practical training provided by a degree in media is increasingly essential not only for work in creative and cultural industries, but also for the entire spectrum of industry and public sector institutions.

Course Details

College Link > MH109 - Media Studies

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Foreign language options with this course

There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:

Languages
Includes time abroad?
Award Type
German
Major
Spanish
Major

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

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

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Note: Information for 2019 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
ECAXX Community Arts
EMPXX Media Production
CHMSX Horsemanship
CELTX Electronic Technology
EMXXX Multimedia
EMPRO Media Production
EFTVP Film & TV Production
EMMWD Multimedia and Web Development
BACXX Administration - Construction
BBMSX Business
BBMXX Business Management
CNSSX Networks and Software Systems
EBXXX Broadcasting
CITXX Information Technology
5M0528 Media Production
5M0529 Software Development
5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
BEBXX 5M0828 eBusiness
5M1761 Intellectual Disability Practice
5M18294 Office Informatics
5M18518 Media Production
5M18519 Film and Television Production
BBSSX 5M1997 Office Administration
DCHSC 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
EPAMX 5M2011 Music
BIPXX 5M2067 Information Processing
BMXXX 5M2069 Marketing
ELESX 5M2073 Language and European Studies
BBSXX 5M2102 Business Studies
CSSXX 5M2110 Security Studies
BBSIT 5M2111 International Trade
EMMPX 5M2146 Multimedia Production
EMEXX 5M2149 Sound Production
ECHSX 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
5M2155 Creative Media
EASSX 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
EPJXX 5M2464 Journalism
BBSAX 5M2468 Business Administration
DCHCC 5M2786 Community Care
ELAXX 5M3114 General Studies

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Linguistic

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Career Progression

Graduates develop a combination of practical skills, research skills, and a solid grounding in media history, theory and political economy.

Career options include television, radio, film production, journalism, research, creative writing, marketing, advertising and public relations.

 

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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