MTU Business Academy

Masters in

Journalism & Digital Content Creation

Department of Media Communications

Masters in Journalism and Digital Content Creation

Programme Details

In Brief

Department & School

Department of Media Communications


MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

Mode of Study

Part-time or Full-time

Method of Delivery

On campus


Full-time programme
1 Year - 3 Semesters, September to August
(Can also be studied part-time, over two years)

Commencement Date

September 2022

Course Fee

EU Applicants €4,550
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000



Programmes - Masters in Journalism & Digital Content Creation


Frank O'Donovan
+353 (0) 21 432 6117

What To Expect

This programme is run by the MTU Crawford College of Art & Design – Department of Media Communications. The Masters in Journalism and Digital Content Creation programme blends journalistic tools and techniques with content creation using new technologies and digital media to prepare students for the new media workplace. The programme has a strong connection with the media industry. Graduates of this programme are well equipped with the requirements to operate as today’s digital journalists and content creators.

The overall aim of this programme is to produce graduates who can demonstrate essential skills in the fast-moving environment that is modern Journalism. Graduates will have acquired the knowledge, skills and competencies that will equip them to function as professionals with a solid grounding in the tools and practices of print, broadcast and online journalism.

Programmes - MA in Journalism & Digital Content Creation

Why Choose This Programme?

Journalism graduates from MTU are highly trained in the skills of journalism and digital content creation. As well as its value in the journalism business, students’ ability to write, to tell stories, to shoot video and create audio – i.e. digital content creation and storytelling – is highly valued in areas such as marketing, advertising, public relations and general communications. As well as journalism, our graduates have also found jobs in these areas.

Along with our strong connections with industry, even as they learn, our students are producing work that is published in the national media. We’re equipping our students with all the skills that are basic requirements for today’s digital journalists and content creators: shooting and editing video, creating audio and podcasts, using social media, developing an online presence and building connections with industry.

Teaching Methods

The full-time programme runs over a twelve-month period, divided into three terms. The taught element runs over a nine-month period, divided into two equal semesters, and is followed by one research-based semester during which students complete their documentary and Mentorship Programme.

All modules are 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted. The elective modules afford the learner the opportunity to broaden his/her skills set in other disciplines such as Studio Technology, Events Management and Business and Entrepreneurship.


For detailed module information, please click the button below

EU Applicants
Non-EU Applicants


Entry requirements for this course will be in accordance with standard Institute admissions procedures. Entrants will be expected to hold minimum of a 2.2 honours degree.

Admission to the course is based on a combination of an online application form and a short interview. Journalism and content creation, by necessity, requires that its practitioners produce clean, competent copy on deadline, often without the benefit of external editing or extensive rewriting. It is expected that students entering the course have mastered basic writing skills, including grammar, syntax and the ability to conceptualise and articulate ideas in writing. It is also expected that students possess the ability to write in English at a postgraduate level.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed to determine suitability for the programme. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be applicable for candidates entering from the workplace or applying for admission from other institutes.

– EU Applicants: €4,550
– Non-EU Applicants: €12,000 (Click Here for further info)

This programme will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2021-2022 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

For more information on Fees, please visit the MTU Fees Website.

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on the programme is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall programme fee. You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the ‘apply now’ button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.

Frank O’Donovan
+353 (0) 21 432 6117
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