The BA in Journalism offers some scope of specialization with optional modules, but each student takes the same wide range of core modules in their three years.
An essential element of the final year of the course is an eight-week placement with a media organization where you will test your skills in the world of work. Every journalism student must complete a relevant job placement organized or approved by DCU.
You will explore a theoretical understanding of communication, media and society while learning to engage in storytelling on multiple platforms.
Take advantage of the production modules in social networks, mobile, audio, images and video.
Participate and contribute to the oldest Bachelor of its kind in Ireland, with a reputation for academic and creative excellence.
Learn from staff with professional experience in the fields of social, digital, broadcast and print media, academic research, and teaching.
Experience work life through an eight-week internship at a media organization.
Brexit, climate change, political unrest, social networks, Internet 2.0, automation and Artificial Intelligence. Organizations and businesses must be highly adaptable and innovative to survive and ultimately thrive in such a dynamic environment. With this in mind, the research highlights an urgent need for graduates who are future-focused, problem solvers, critical thinkers, excellent communicators, highly digitally literate, ethically aware, as well as thoughtful and empathetic.
Driven by an applied mindset, the Bachelor of Social Sciences and Cultural Innovation explicitly addresses these competencies, ensuring that our graduates develop and demonstrate the skills and attributes that are highly sought after by employers. The unique combination of key transferable skills and discipline-specific experience ensures that our graduates will be equipped to forge their own unique career paths in an increasingly imprecise job market and in a variety of sectors.
In addition, graduates of this program are well positioned for postgraduate study in multiple disciplines related to the humanities and social sciences (for example, multimedia, social innovation, journalism, international relations, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, strategic management, marketing and human resources).
Some of the many areas in which our graduates can pursue careers include:
- Public relations
- Media production
- Marketing and advertising
- Online media
- National and international political institutions
- Public or state bodies and public function
- Think-tanks, consultancies and pressure groups
- Policy and sustainable development
- Corporate social responsibility
- Social enterprises
- Non-governmental organizations
- Cultural and creative industries