What will I learn?

Vision and Values Statement

This is an academic programme but is also suited to practitioners/professionals in a related field who wish to gain a broader understanding of the cultural and political dimensions of media responses to international conflicts. We value and therefore encourage our students to be active, motivated, autonomous learners who have a critical and reflective approach to the subject. We aim to provide a learning environment that will encourage students to think critically about the ways in which media interact today with war, conflict, and security in international contexts, both individually and as part of a group. As a result of this approach to learning, the programme uses teaching, learning, and assessment approaches such as seminar discussions, short and longer writing assignements, one-on-one advising, small group activities, presentations, internships, and engagement with practitioners.

Modules:

Stage 1 - Core

  • Media and US Foreign Policy
  • Public Diplomacy and Soft Power
  • Research Skills Seminar
  • New Media New Conflicts
  • News Media Today

Stage 1 - Option

  • Challenges in US Foreign Policy
  • The International Politics of Cyber Space
  • The U.S. and the Middle East
  • Trump's America
  • Artificial Intelligence, Digital Capitalism, Surveillance: The New Shape of Global Power

Programme Outcomes

  • Students should be able to communicate in interdisciplinary, academic language about the cultural and political dimensions of media responses to international conflicts, with special emphasis on contemporary events.
  • apply knowledge in a variety of professional settings or in the form of further study.
  • develop a sophisticated understanding of the ways in which media interact with war, conflict and security in international contexts.
  • display an understanding of interdisciplinary modes of study.
  • demonstrate an ability to communicate in writing and in public speaking with a variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • learn skills that will enable them independently to accumulate further knowledge in this or other subjects.

Which department am I in?

UCD College of Arts and Humanities

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€13,270.00 (US$ 15,539) per year

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

Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

UCD College of Arts and Humanities

Room A108,

Newman Building,

BELFIELD,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The normal requirement is a second class honours degree, grade one (2:1). You should check the specific entry requirements for the course that you intend to apply for. Some courses may require a higher standard for entry. For applicants who do not have the required minimal entry standard, a year-long qualifying course may be available. In addition, many Master’s programmes have an associated Diploma course which, if passed at an appropriate honours level, may provide part of the necessary academic qualification for entry. IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University; A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475; minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with a score of at least 20 in each section; Cambridge Examinations: English language examinations administered by the University of Cambridge: 180+ on Cambridge English scale (with no less than 175 in each skill and use of English); Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item of both skills profiles.

For international students

The normal requirement is a second class honours degree, grade one (2:1). Some courses may require a higher standard for entry.

For applicants who do not have the required minimal entry standard, a year-long qualifying course may be available. In addition, many Master’s programmes have an associated Diploma course which, if passed at an appropriate honours level, may provide part of the necessary academic qualification for entry.

IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University:

A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +.
A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with a score of at least 20 in each section

Cambridge Examinations

English language examinations administered by the University of Cambridge: 176+ on Cambridge English scale (with no less than 169 in each skill and use of English)

Acceptable Examinations:

Proficiency Certificate, Grade C (i.e. CEFR Level C1 or C2).
Advanced Certificate, Grade C (i.e. CEFR Level C1 or C2)
First Certificate, Grade A (i.e. CEFR Level C1)

Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.

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

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