What will I learn?

What is the Course about?

‘Media’ is a collective term for the platforms used to send messages to mass audiences. Media is recognised as a powerful messenger in all our lives that tells us what and how to think about local and global events. We need and use media to help us communicate who we are to the world. Media interacts seamlessly with the profession of Public Relations (PR). PR helps maintain lines of communications between an organisation and its publics. The BA (Hons) Media and PR shows students how to work as thoughtful professionals, using personal skills and media technologies to influence and persuade audiences and publics.

Course Structure

The course runs over a three-year period and contains a mix of practical and theoretical media and PR subjects.

Is this course for you?

Do you have the following skills and interests?

  • Great interpersonal skills
  • An ability to write and tell stories
  • An interest in media and business – celebrities, politics, investigations, crises, local and global events
  • A hands-on approach to creating content - photography, video editing, media writing, digital design, podcasting and journalism
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience working with social media – Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter etc.

Special Features:

  • Three-year honours degree.
  • Industry level skills to work in media or public relations.
  • Modern television and radio studios.
  • Highly qualified and experienced lecturers and staff.
  • Excellent employment opportunities in media, public relations and creative industries.

Which department am I in?

Department of Sport, Media and Marketing

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
€10,250.00 (8,67,174) per year

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

Start date

January 2022

Venue

Institute of Technology Carlow

Kilkenny Road,

Carlow,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must demonstrate that they have reached a level of education in their country of origin that is the equivalent of a Secondary School Diploma (High School Diploma) with good grades in an appropriate language, mathematics and at least 4 other subjects. Students must also have an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent; TOEFL Internet Based Test: 79; TOEFL Computer Based Test: 213; TOEFL Paper Based Test: 550; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 50-57; GCE O-Level English Language: Grade C; Test of Interactive English (TIE): B2+; TOEIC: 700; GCSE English: Grade C; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: Grade C; English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes (ETAPP) B2+; Irish Leaving Certificate: Ordinary Level Grade D

For international students

Students must demonstrate that they have reached a level of education in their country of origin that is the equivalent of a Secondary School Diploma (High School Diploma) with good grades in an appropriate language, mathematics and at least 4 other subjects.

English language requirements: TOEFL paper based 550; TOEFL computer based 213; TOEFL internet based (iBT) 79; IELTS 5.5; GCE O level English language – grade C; Test of Interactive English (TIE) – B2+; TOEIC – 700; GCSE English – Grade C; Cambridge certificate in advanced English – Grade C; English test for academic and professional purposes (ETAPP) – B2+; Irish leaving certificate – ordinary level grade D.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Niagara College
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About Institute of Technology Carlow

IT Carlow offers an inclusive campus environment where students make lifelong friends while reaching academic goals.

  • Undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation programmes
  • Programmes in business, law, humanities, sport and science
  • In Carlow, South East Ireland, near Dublin
  • Known for student sporting excellence