Journalism & Media Studies

Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Graduate Diploma in Maritime Management are being withdrawn. The last available series to sit the assessment for these qualifications is December 2024.

Programme Objectives:

The Diploma aims to provide students with:

  • An understanding of the role of the different media in modern society
  • A thorough grounding in the role of the journalist
  • Knowledge of specific media roles and skills
  • The skills to research, write and present effective copy
  • Skills in presenting publications for the market place
  • An awareness of the legal environment in which the media operate.

The Advanced Diploma provides prospective students of the Journalism and Media Industries with a body of relevant and current knowledge which will:

  • Increase and broaden their employment opportunities within the industries
  • Provide them with an extensive theoretical and practical knowledge base on which to build their careers and enable them to progress to higher levels of the media and journalism industries
  • Increase and broaden their understanding of contemporary multi platform journalism skills, and their awareness of the emerging digital media landscape and the new opportunities which are becoming available
  • The ICM Diploma in Journalism and the ICM Diploma in Journalism & Media Studies is also suitable for working journalists, who wish to broaden their skills and knowledge base, and who require appropriate qualifications for career advancement or promotion purposes.

Course Structure:

Journalism & Media Studies – Diploma

The ICM Diploma in Journalism & Media Studies is awarded on completion of all above subjects.

Journalism & Media Studies – Advanced Diploma

Entry Requirements

Learners must successfully complete all five subjects in the above Diploma in Journalism & Media Studies, or all eight subjects in the Diploma in Journalism before entering for an examination on the Advanced Diploma level.

Additional notes on the Advanced Diploma:

The Advanced Diploma builds on the professional and practical knowledge gained through the individual units within the Diploma in Journalism & Media Studies and Diploma in Journalism, providing detailed understanding of key areas in modern journalism and media studies. It is designed for those moving into:

  • Senior production
  • Executive or management roles
  • Specialist sectors of the journalism
  • Media studies professions

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