Dublin City University


Course Name Journalism
Course Provider Dublin City University
Course Code DC132
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Dublin City University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre, Glasnevin
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements General Entry Requirements
A minimum of six Leaving Certificate subjects at Grade O6/H7, which must include Mathematics and English or Irish. In addition, applicants must present at least two subjects at grade H5.

Minimum Specific Course Requirements
H4 English

The university does not award points for the subject of Mathematics at Leaving Certificate Ordinary Alternative or Foundation Level. This subject will be accepted for admission purposes into the University for this course.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Age Limited for Entry
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age on 15 January of the year of entry.

Leaving Certificate Subject Combinations Certain subjects will not be scored separately if they occur in combination with subjects that are sim...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Linked Modules

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

Please note that LCVP link modules cannot be used as a subject for general or specific course entry requirements, but can be used for the calculation of points.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+All QQI awards are part of the new inclusive National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), developed by QQI.

Applicants who have a full NFQ Level 5 award in the appropriate qualifications and modules, with a minimum of five distinctions, can be adm...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+If you are coming to us as a mature student, you will have had an interest in journalism for some time, the sort of life experience that will enable you to contribute as much to the course as you will get from it, and the ability to write clear, erro...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 50
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+Why DCU?
Develop a broad range of skills for working in all areas of journalism

Be taught by experienced journalists and researchers

Learn through an integration of theory, practice, and critical reflection

Create a portfolio of origina...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What Will I Study?
The following list includes core modules and optional modules.

Year 1
Introduction to Journalism
Introduction to Politics
Journalism History
Reporting: Principles and Practice
News Writing
The Radio Newsroom

Careers or Further Progression Future Careers:

In These Areas
Public Relations and Strategic Communication
Public Service
Corporate Communications
Further Enquiries Dr. Declan Fahy
T +353 (0) 1 700 7027
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 401
2018 400
2017 410