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MA (Global Media and Communication), MA

University of Galway, Ireland

University of Galway

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About MA (Global Media and Communication), MA - at University of Galway

Introduction

This programme aims to prepare you to work as a professional in the international media and communications industries with a specialism in a chosen area. The programme will give you a critical understanding of the 21st Century complex global media ecosystem, and will prepare you to work as a communications professional with high-end production skills to work across multiple platforms. You will also have an opportunity to further specialise and develop a niche in a subject area of particular interest via a choice of electives including modules in Social Media and Digital Technology; Climate Action, Sustainability and STEM Communication, or Humanitarian Communication and Human Rights.

Students from all streams will also complete a capstone module DJ6124 Final Project (30cr) and may undertake an optional internship during the third semester.

Programme streams

Stream A: Social Media and Digital Technology

This stream prepares you to thrive in networked environments and combines emerging theory around traditional and social media with skills such as production, creative coding, video and podcasting. You will develop your capacity to communicate effectively in a multimedia environment and on graduation you will be ready for roles such as social producers and executives in digital communication and marketing.

Semester one
DJ6142 Global Media and Society (5cr)
DJ6129 Social Media & Digital Production (10cr)
DJ6132 Digital Sandbox (10cr)

Semester two
DJ6133 Data Journalism and Visualisation (10cr)
DJ6122 Researching the Media (5cr)
DJ6137 Strategic Communication (10cr)

Choose additional 10cr from:

Stream C: Climate Action, Sustainability and Science Communication

This stream will help you develop your critical skills literacy and an ethical awareness to make sense of scientific and environmental issues and the expertise to communicate these issues through multiple media formats. On graduation you will be ready to work in roles including as climate advocacy and science communication officers with the UN, NGOs, climate, environmental and civil society organisations.

Semester one
DJ6142 Global Media and Society (5cr)
DJ6129 Social Media & Digital Production (10cr)
TI216 Weather and Climate (5cr)

Semester two
DJ6133 Data Journalism and Visualisation (10cr)
DJ6122 Researching the Media (5cr)
DJ6144 Communicating Climate Action and Science (10cr)

Choose additional 15cr from:

Stream D: Humanitarian Communication and Human Rights

In this stream you will explore the relationship between humanitarian communication and human rights and you will have an opportunity to take elective modules offered by the Irish Centre for Human Rights with guest professors such as UN experts in areas like migration and refugees. On graduation you will be ready to work as humanitarian communication officers with the civil and public service, the diplomatic corps, development organisations, the EU and the UN, NGOs, and civil society organisations.

Semester one
DJ6142 Global Media and Society (5cr)
DJ6129 Social Media & Digital Production (10cr)
LW5117 International Human Rights Law (10cr)

Semester two
DJ6139 Humanitarian Communication (10cr)
DJ6122 Researching the Media (5cr)
DJ6126 Investigating Miscarriages of Justice (10cr)

Choose additional 10 cr from:

Application is online via the online application system. To apply, you should complete the application form and submit together with the following documents:

Shortlisted applications will be invited for interview.

Adjunct Professors:

Sean O'Rourke, RT

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University of Galway to find course entry requirements.

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