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DC291
Arts (Joint Honours) Media Studies

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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.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 - 4 Years
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Students study Media Studies and one other subject from: English, International Languages (French, German, Spanish) or Politics

This joint honours degree will give students new critical perspective on areas central to contemporary society.

Each subject area provides students with an opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a particular academic discipline while also providing a solid foundation for further study.

Chosen subjects will be studied through seminars, lectures, workshops and tutorials and some on-line learning giving students the opportunity to get to know fellow students.


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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
  5M0528  Media Production
  5M15960  Media Production
  5M18518  Media Production
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
  5M5151  Performing Arts
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
EMPXX    Media Production

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 5 modules.

Note:

International Languages Subject Requirement for French:

One of the 5 distinctions must be in module/component E20106 - French
or 5N1623 - French
French or 5N1624 - German
German or 5N1630 - Spanish
Spanish (or H4 or better in Leaving Cert French)

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Many subject options offer the opportunity to avail of a year long study period abroad.


Graduates enter careers in post primary teaching, translation, postgraduate studies, multinational corporations and international organisations including the EU.



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