BA (Hons) Top-Up Year in Broadcast Journalism


Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education in association with University of Wolverhampton and Near fm are proud to announce the launch of a BA Honours Degree in Broadcasting and Journalism in September 2015*.  This one year course will be delivered on a part time/evening basis at our Coolock campus, with a minimum of 12 contact hours per week.  The radio broadcasting elements of the course will take place in the nearby NEAR fm radio facilities. The course requires full commitment from participants, as self-directed learning is central to successful completion of the Top-up degree.

The course, which will be taught by industry professionals, will develop learners’ ability to communicate effectively via a range of broadcast and digital platforms. You will be encouraged to engage in independent, critical thinking and to use your imagination, creativity and organisational skills. Participants should also demonstrate the ability to work to deadlines in the creation of journalistic items for broadcast/publication.  Find out more about the course content here:


This Top-up Degree is self financed by participants and costs €3,500 which will be made in three instalments.  Learners undertaking the programme will not qualify for a grant but may qualify for other social welfare allowances.


Applicants will be interviewed and should hold a relevant HND with merit/distinction profile or equivalent qualification, as well as portfolio of work and experience.  Mature students with relevant experience are welcome to apply. Academic or employer references are essential.


Please email your CV to and type Broadcast Journalism Degree in the subject bar.  Please ensure that all contact details are correct. Interviews will take place in April/May 2015.

*A minimum number of participants will be required in order for course to commence.