Griffith College Cork


Course Name Journalism
Course Provider Griffith College Cork
Course Code GC265
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Duration 3 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements 5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language) and maths.
Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)
Holders of the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme apply in the normal way through the CAO system. Points are awarded on the same basis as the Leaving Certificate. The Link Modules are considered as a single unit and are awarded points based on the result per unit. The Link Modules can be used as a sixth subject for points calculations only.

LCVP Link Modules

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCAP)
The College does not recognise LCA subjects as meeting its minimum entry requirements. If combined with a Grade 5 FETAC Award, applicants may apply for a Higher Certificate or Degree course in the College.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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Griffith College welcomes applications from students who hold a full FETAC Level 5 Award which normally contains eight modules. A full award may be accumulated over more than one academic...

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Course Fee •Please note that a Registration Fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

•The tuition fees quoted below are tuition fees for Year 1 of the course only.

Campus: Cork.

Study Mode: Full-Time.

EU living Ireland: EUR 5,450.00.
EU living Abroad: EUR 5,450.00.

Non EU living Ireland: EUR 7,000.00.
Non EU living Abroad: EUR 7,000.00
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Financial Support Tax relief

Most courses of two or more years duration have been approved for tax relief. Applicants should note that the qualifying conditions for relief may differ for full and part-time students. Relief is granted at the standard rate of tax and details can be found at
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+About the course
In this three year programme students learn to work in real journalistic situations – in print and broadcasting – over the course of six semesters. NUJ recognition entitles students to a student NUJ Card. Students learn a range of m...

Subjects Taught

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Stage 1
Social Studies, Introduction to Photography, Introduction to Digital Media, Journalism 1, Introduction to Radio, History of the Media, Writing for Arts and Culture, Writing and Presentation Skills

Stage 2
Advanced Phot...

Careers or Further Progression

Further study is an option for students who successfully complete this course; the logical step is to take the final year of the BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media.

There are good employment prospects for graduates of ...

Further Enquiries Cork Campus
+353 (0) 21 450 7027
Points History
Year Points
2018 118
2017 120
2016 100