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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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Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M18518  Media Production
  5M18519  Film and Television Production
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
EMPXX    Media Production

Essential Module Requirements:
Five distinctions which must include:


G20001 - Communications
or 5N0690 - Communications

E20078 - Writing Skills for Journalism
or 5N2435 - Writing Skills for Journalism

E20008 - Media Analysis
or 5N1298 - Media Analysis
or G20031 - Social Studies
or 5N1370 - Social Studies


and any TWO of the following:

E20011 - Photography
or 5N0757 - Traditional Black and White Photography

E20076 - Research Skills for Journalism
or 5N2443 - Research Skills for Journalism

E20077 - Technical Skills for Journalism
or 5N2463 - Technical Skills for Journalism

E20137 - Radio Programme Production
or 5N1379 - Radio Programme Production

E20149 - TV & Video Production
or E20150 - Film Production

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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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