What will I learn?

You want to learn more about media and culture, the individual in society, and to be creative in a challenging world. You are bright, perceptive and curious, good at working on your own but also in a team, keen to express and communicate ideas and opinions. You interested in a wide range of texts – social media, film, video, TV, books, news. You are open to new ideas, and to the power of words and images to inform, influence and convince.

Why study Digital Culture and Communication at UL?

The development of digital and social media has led to profound changes in our cultural practices. Increasingly, our lives are lived through mediated communication, which makes it even more urgent to examine the relationship between culture, media and technology. The pathway in Digital Culture and Communications is designed to address these challenges and to enable graduates to live and work in the digital present and future. Students will undertake modules which enable them to develop media production and media writing and to develop the critical and analytical skills to examine the relationship between communication, technology and culture.

Your future career

Digital Culture and Communications graduates find work in a wide range of careers including:

Communications and public relations
eCommerce and ePublishing
Technical Writing and editing
Print and electronic media journalism
Media production
Media research and analysis
Advertising and marketing
Research and teaching at third level
Development and research in voluntary organisations

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€12,514.00 (10,58,714) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 July 2022

More details

Start date

5 September 2022


University of Limerick


Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary level) grades or Four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Note: Grade F6 in Foundation Mathematics also satisfies the minimum entry requirements. Foundation mathematics is not reckonable for scoring purposes.

Irish Leaving Certificate English: Ordinary Level Grade D or above

TOEFL: 580 (paper based) OR 90 (internet based)

IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any component

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Minimum score of 61 (with no section score below 59)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Limerick

The University of Limerick is an affordable place for students to gain a top-class education which will boost their future career prospects.

  • Named the Sunday Times Irish University of the Year 2019
  • Voted best Student Campus in Ireland in 2019 and 2020
  • 3rd in Europe for Employability and Career Preparation
  • Affordable cost of living, with scholarships available