The School of Communications is an internationally-focused centre for excellence in teaching and research in the areas of media, communications and journalism and is ranked No. 1 for Communications and Media Studies in Ireland (QS World University Rankings).

Our graduates hold senior industry positions working in print, broadcast and online media organisations, in public relations firms, for political parties and government, and in the corporate and non-governmental sectors.

We regularly welcome our graduates back to DCU to deliver master classes and other presentations. In this way, the School provides a real world education for our current students.

With a tradition stretching back over 40 years – and a long-established reputation as Ireland’s leading centre for communications – the School has been consistently ranked in the top 200 of almost 4,500 universities worldwide in the area of communications.

Today, the School is home to almost 1,000 students at undergraduatepostgraduate and PhD levels.

Who we are

Our staff contribute to national and international debates and to public policy formation, they include leading academic scholars and experienced industry professionals. These professors produce innovative peer-reviewed and internationally ranked research, which is shared in a classroom environment with our students.

This research - and the external involvement of our staff - also helps shape policy decisions about the worlds of media, communications and journalism both in Ireland and internationally.

The School also hosts a number of research centres and research initiatives including the Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo)Media Ownership Monitor Ireland, the Media History Collection and Celsius, a science, technology, environment and medicine research group.