Program Overview

The MA Community Research Plus+ programme is unique in providing students with real time, real-life on-the-job research training in UL Engage-supported community/university collaborative projects (locally and internationally).

This innovative cross-disciplinary and practice based graduate programme comprises a common ‘engaged research and practice’ core augmented by disciplinary specific academic training and research. To achieve this the MA Community Research Plus+ programme combines traditional lecture-based graduate studies with real time, real-life, on-the-job research training in UL Engage-supported community/university collaborative projects (locally and internationally).

Students choose one of three areas of graduate specialism:
 

  • Community Research + Journalism;
  • Community Research + Development;
  • Community Research + Sociology
  • MA Community Research + Journalism
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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 15,800

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IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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Students taking the MA in Community Research+ may take eith of two pathways; MA in Community Research + Journalism or MA Community Research + Development

Programme Content MA in Community Research + Journalism

Autumn Semester (Compulsory)        

 

  • JM5011 Journalistic Writing for News 9ECTS
  • JM5051 Professional Skills for Journalism (produce  website & print newspaper the Limerick Voice) 9 ECTS
  • Engaged Research Design 12 ECTS


Spring Semester (Select two)
 

  • JM5052 Investigating current Issues in Irish Journalism
  • JM5082 Broadcasting & Multi-Media Journalism 9 ECTS
  • JM5012 News & Features
  • JM5072 Researching Media)
  • Engaged Research Delivery 12 ECTS


Summer Semester
 

  • Large-scale student led piece of work; e.g. dissertation, portfolio of work   
  • Engaged Reserach Evaluation 6 ECTS

Applicants must have a first or second class level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. The University reserves the right to short-list and interview  applicants as deemed necessary

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
 

  1. Residency
     
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
       
  2. Citizenship
     
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
       
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
     
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

The MA Community Research + is designed to meet the needs of professionals and practitioners in community based settings in the public, semi-state and not-for-profit sector. This MA combines practice based learning with academic rigour. Students taking this MA will be expected to be strongly motivated to develop applied research skills in the community. 

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