Welcome to the Bachelor of Arts Journalism

If you are a budding reporter or are curious about the world around you and like to write, or have a passion for radio, television or social media, then this is an ideal programme for you. The BA Journalism is an exciting programme for University of Galway (reformed for 2019) which offers you an opportunity to gain highly coveted communication and media production skills while undertaking an Arts degree.

This four-year degree programme combines academic study with practically-focused modules that give you real world experience of what it is like to work as a journalist. You’ll be introduced to news and feature writing, reporting a ‘beat’; reading the news on radio and video editing to tight deadlines. You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad and undertake a work placement in a media company. You’ll also get an opportunity to expand your understanding of the media through challenging modules in critical media studies and communication.

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Broadcast journalist, Editorial assistant, Magazine features editor, Magazine journalist, Newspaper journalist, Political risk analyst, Press sub-editor, Publishing copy-editor/proofreader, Web content manager, Writer


English Language Requirement

Near East University will accept, for the purposes of meeting the English proficiency requirement, English taken in 12 year education or English is designated as the primary and official language, and the principle language of instruction.

If you do not meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme with the university or submit  

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 (or equivalent) or PTE Score or Duolingo English Test score before you start your course.

Admission Requirements

We’ve simplified the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. You can find all requirements for admission to Near East University below

1. WASSCE/A level Certficate

2. School Transcript

3. Passport

4. Recommendation Letter


Fall, 2025

From January, 2025 to July, 2025


Summer, 2025

From January, 2025 to April, 2025


Spring, 2025

From January, 2025 to January, 2025


Fall, 2024

From January, 2024 to July, 2024