ProfCert Data Journalism

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 15)

Data has become key for innovation across numerous industries, and is increasingly an indispensable source for journalists and news organisations, providing excellent material for investigative work as well as storytelling.

Data Journalism is about finding hidden stories in data, analysing and scrutinising the data to investigate the story, and communicating the story to the public in the most engaging and appropriate manner.

Data Journalism uses Social Science, Information Science and Data Analytics techniques in conjunction with journalism and storytelling to find and produce compelling data-driven stories.

This new Professional Certificate in Data Journalism will enable working journalists, or graduates in journalism and communication degrees, to further their education in this emerging area and equip themselves with the data skills needed in today’s newsrooms and in this competitive data intensive economy. 

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Who should take this course? 

  • Professional journalists who want to find hidden stories in data and tell stories which have roots in data.
  • Professional investigative journalists who want to get involved in data-driven investigations.
  • Journalism graduates who  want to equip themselves  for today’s competitive and data-intensive newsrooms.

The course is aimed at:

  • Working journalists
  • Journalism or Communications graduates
  • Communications professionals
  • Other individuals working in a professional capacity in news media and journalism

How will this course benefit me?

  • You will learn how to find and tell stories in and with data
  • You will learn how to use various data sources for investigative journalism
  • You will learn data analytics and statistics skills
  • You will learn to code using R
  • You will learn how to visualise data
  • You will learn to produce high quality data journalism work 

Please contact the school for fee information

The following entry routes are available:

Professional Certificate Data Journalism (W386)
1 Years
Part Time
Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised