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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Arts (Media Studies)

Bachelor of Arts (BAJM)

  • CAO CodeDC291
  • Course type Undergraduate
  • Qualification Honours Bachelors Degree
  • Delivery Modes Full-time
  • Min Points 2017 359
  • Duration 3 Years

Choose from a range of Arts subjects for a degree with multifaceted perspectives. You’ll examine areas central to contemporary society, including tradition, culture, theology, law, politics, communication, human-environment relations, and human behavior.

You’ll graduate with an honours degree in one of six areas, Humanities (DC009), Media Studies (DC291), Law (DC292), International Languages (DC293), and Politics (DC295); each of these is comprised of a pairing from a range of 14 subjects, described in more detail in About the Course.

You’ll have the option to take a year abroad, extending your degree to four years and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) International.

This programme will prepare you for a variety of careers and also provides a foundation for postgraduate study.

Why do this course?

  • Be part of a close-knit academic and social community
  • Diverse choice of subjects
  • Internationally recognised lecturers in their area of expertise
  • Become an independent and creative thinker
  • Opportunity to study abroad at one of our international partner institutions
  • Graduate with in-depth knowledge of your chosen subjects and a range of transferable skills

Student Voice

I picked the Bachelor of Arts programme because it meant I could study two languages at the same level. DCU was a great choice; being under the school of Fiontar meant the teaching quality was excellent and loads of facilities were available to me. I also had the opportunity to spend a year studying in France with the course which was great

Barra Ó Scannláin Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours)

About the course

Media Studies (DC291)

Select Media Studies + One other subject from:

English | International Languages | Politics

Media Studies: You'll learn how we are shaped by culture, about the social and economic pressures on media organisations and the way mass media are used by government, corporations and others to influence us as citizens and as consumers.

English: You’ll engage with a wide range of literature and become familiar with the vital characteristics and contexts of drama, poetry, film and fiction.

International Languages (French, German, Spanish): You’ll acquire proficiency in your chosen language and learn about culture, film, literary traditions and intercultural communication.

Politics: You'll study areas as diverse as counter-terrorism, the European Union, international organisations, international political economy, the Middle and development.

View the current course structure →

Course Life

We have a unique and vibrant culture on our modern campus close to Dublin city centre. We provide state-of-the-art study facilities for all our courses and everything else you need for a healthy, fun and active student life.

Exceptional Facilities
DCU students enjoy exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our 3 academic campuses. These include modern learning theatres, research centres, television and sound studios, classrooms, computer suites and advanced laboratories in the areas of languages, engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, as well as a sports performance centre and a virtual hospital ward.

A Vibrant, Dynamic Social Environment
Student facilities include a superb sports complex with a 25 metre pool, two libraries and The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre. In 2016 we announced plans to invest over €230m in developing new, world-class facilities across our three academic campuses. Already building has begun on an exciting, new €14m Student Centre that will be home to the more than one hundred and twenty student clubs and societies. This commitment to student facilities means that our world-class learning experiences are complemented by a vibrant, dynamic social environment.

Careers

Graduates look for work in a range of areas, including:

  • Advertising
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Journalist
  • Law
  • Policy evaluation
  • Public Relations
  • Research

Requirements

Leaving Certificate

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

Minimum of H4 in English

GCE A Level

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

GCE A Level C English

FETAC Level 5

For details of FETAC requirements and relevant codes please click here. Simply enter the DC code for the programme you are interested in or if you are not sure of the code enter DC in the Select by Institution option, then click on Go. 

Transfer Applications

No Entry Path

International Applications

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here.

How to Apply and Closing Dates

Applicants presenting EU School Leaving examinations

Applicants presenting EU School Leaving/FETAC Level 5 examinations: Apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1st February or 1st May

Applicants presenting examinations from outside the EU

Candidates should apply directly to DCU. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis up to 1st July. All Non-EU candidates are advised to apply early, as places are limited.

Mature Applicants

All mature applicants apply through the CAO by 1st February. For further information and for special application procedures click here

EU Transfer Applicants

Apply directly to DCU by the 1st July

Make an Application

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at cao.ie
Candidates required to apply directly to DCU can download an application form by clicking here