BA (with Honors) in Journalism and Digital Communication

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Starting dates: July

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Rate: From 12,270 € / year

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Are you naturally curious? Are you interested in conversations about events that are happening locally, nationally or globally? Do you want to learn to ask the right questions and explain to the audience what is happening using multimedia platforms? If you want to be at the center of telling stories that matter in society and you want to make a difference, then journalism is your career. Your natural skills should be to write, tell stories, and communicate.

Program description

Journalism is an important, exciting and dynamic field. It tells us about ourselves. The platforms through which we tell our stories are evolving, and at UL we offer students the opportunity to interact and deliver stories across all social and digital media platforms. We help develop practical and real-world critical thinking skills in students so that their journalism is informed by a balanced sense of fairness, accuracy, and life experience. During the four years, our students:

  • They will produce their own radio reports and television bulletins, in our state-of-the-art studios.
  • They will work on the award-winning news website Limerick Voice, social media platforms and local newspaper (www.limerickvoice .com)
  • Produce and design an online magazine
  • They will work with the latest digital editing and editing software, including Adobe Audition, Final Cut Pro and Indesign
  • They will use social networks to publish and promote the work
  • Learn key fact-checking and online verification skills

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Introduction to journalism and news writing
  • Introduction to digital media
  • Government and politics of Ireland

Elective:

  • Choose two from Economics, English Literature, History, Law, Politics, Sociology, or Language Studies

Semester 2

  • Subedition and layout 1
  • Radio journalism
  • Write for new media

Elective:

  • Choose two from Economics, English Literature, History, Law, Politics, Sociology Language Studies

Semester 3

  • Television and digital broadcasting
  • Interviews and reports
  • Magazine Journalism (Basic Elective)
  • Media Law
  • Sociology of the media

Elective:

  • Choose one from English, Economics, History, Law, Politics, Sociology or Language Studies

Semester 4

  • Journalism and writing 2: breaking news and reports
  • Sports journalism (basic elective)
  • Social networks and society
  • Analyzing the media discourse

Elective:

  • Choose one from English, Economics, History, Law, Politics, Sociology or Language Studies

Semester 5

  • Outer placement

Semester 6

  • External academic placement

Semester 7

  • Investigative journalism
  • Limerick Voice Digital News Project 1
  • Individual Journalism Project 1
  • New media, language and globalization

Elective:

  • Choose one from English, Economics, History, Law, Politics, Sociology or Language Studies

Semester 8

  • Limerick Voice Digital News Project 2
  • Individual Journalism Project 2
  • Media challenges in the digital age
  • Broadcast week

Elective:

  • Choose one from English, Economics, History, Law, Politics, Sociology or Language Studies

Admission requirements

  • Applicants will require a baccalaureate degree officially translated into English.
  • IELTS 6.0 or higher (or its internationally recognized equivalent).
  • TOEFL 580 (on paper) or 90 (on the internet).
  • UL has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2021/2 admission (due at the closing of the exam centers). The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. An interview may be required in conjunction with this for certain programs.

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