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MH109
Media Studies / Media Technology

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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 HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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340

2016 Points

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Media Studies (MED) as a discipline comprises theories and methods for examining and creating media texts and for analysing institutions, audiences and technologies. The theory and practical training provided by a degree in media is increasingly essential not only for work in creative and cultural industries, but also for the entire spectrum of industry and public sector institutions.
Media Technologies (MTH)  encompasses the twin challenges of learning to use media technologies creatively and learning to analyse the impact of new media on society and individuals. As a student, you will have an opportunity to explore what happens when technology and imagination meet. You will gain practical experience in a professional studio environment, learning to design digital products and to master, cameras and sound recording equipment, digital image manipulation, web design and basic animation.

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There are three streams available, you may apply to one only.
MH109 MED - Media Studies
MH109 MTH - Media Technologies - Media Studies with Computer Science
MH109 OPC - Open Choice to either degree stream. You can decide which degree stream to take following admission.


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MH109 - Media Studies / Media Technology
Maynooth University

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MH109 - Media Studies / Media Technology
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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
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
  5M18294  Office Informatics
  5M18518  Media Production
  5M18519  Film and Television Production
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
EPAMX  5M2011  Music
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
  5M2155  Creative Media
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
  5M3371  Horsemanship
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
  5M5028  Applied Ecology
  5M5048  Creative Media
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
  5M5162  Media Engineering
  6M0691  Software Development
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
  6M2218  Social and Vocational Integration
AAAXX  6M3618  Arts Administration

Essential Module Requirements:
Five Distinctions

Note:
To enter the technology stream you will need a distinction in C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or 5N0556 (or O3/H7 in LCE Maths)

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MED Graduates - with the combination of practical skills, research skills, and a solid grounding in media history, theory and political economy, our graduates seek out careers in television, radio, and film production, journalism, research, creative writing, marketing, advertising and public relations.

MTH Graduates will benefit from a combination of enhanced creativity, practical production skills, and a solid grounding in the theories behind new media. Students should be prepared to enter areas such as web design, advertising, animation and game design, or the technical field of digital media application development. They may also consider careers in more traditional areas of the media, such as journalism, research, marketing and public relations.



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