Diploma In Radio Journalism


Radio Journalism

  Online Course

Immerse yourself in the world of Radio Journalism and find your own path into a dynamic, fast-paced, communications career.

For the first time ever, the vital skills of radio journalism will be taught online, worldwide. You will learn how to research, interview, package and pitch your audio to radio stations. On completion of the course, your final project may be broadcast on 103.2 Dublin City fm giving you an immediate start in your new journalism career.

Through a series of 20 practical, interactive and up-to-date modules, you will learn all the tricks of the trade and you’ll be ready for a career in Radio Journalism.

Our diploma in Radio Journalism gives you professional insights, opinions and advice that are crucial for anyone who wants to be career-ready when they graduate.

At the end of the course your audio will be submitted to 103.2 Dublin City fm for broadcast. If they deem it suitable and of sufficient quality, your final project – your audio package – will be broadcast on the capital’s radio station.

Our Tutors
Peter Brannigan B & W 1
Peter Branigan works as a journalist in the RTÉ Digital Sport department and has also been a professional radio journalist with the Wireless radio group, Dublin’s Q102 and FM104, for over five years. He previously worked as a reporter for the Football Association of Ireland, and also ran a GAA show on Dublin City FM for five years. Outside of radio, Peter holds a Masters degree from UCD in history, and a BA in history and politics.


What will you be studying?

  • Investigations
  • Ethical Behaviour
  • Legal Constraints & Obligations
  • Events & Sources
  • Interview Techniques
  • Writing for Radio
  • Training your Voice
  • Recording Documentaries
  • Freelancing
  • Radio Journalism
  • Recording for the Web
  • Producing Radio Content

Next Start Date

15th May 2023

Duration: We send you a text module every week, which is enhanced with specially created audio and video files. You’ll be able to complete your course in 20 weeks. We know life can be busy and it’s easy to fall behind, so we give you up to 1 year to complete the course. During this time, you will have full access to our resources, as well as dedicated support from the student liaison officer and your own personal tutor.

Fee: €995


What they say about Radio Journalism 

Why Us ?

We are the only Academy in Ireland which is a proud member of EADL (the European Association of Distance Learning), an international organization consisting of schools, institutions and individuals working in the field of distance education. EADL members work with more than 2,500,000 students across Europe and are proud members of the Global Institute for Public Relations.

Radio Journalism – the course that gets you on air!

We have been teaching Radio Journalism since 2014. The course offers participants an opportunity to learn how research, prepare, record, package and pitch a radio clip to a radio station. In addition, it gives graduates an opportunity to have their final project aired on 103.2 Dublin City fm.

A broad range of innovative and proven Radio Journalism Course Materials

We created special video clips. We interviewed newspaper editors, social media experts, journalists, event managers, pr practitioners, TV presenters and radio journalists about their businesses. Their advice is available exclusively to our students.

We also share a lot of audio content. Ellen Gunning puts communications professionals in the interviewee chair on her radio programme. The Mediascope Show is broadcast on 103.2 Dublin City fm each week. Our specially selected and edited Mediascope audios give insights into radio in Ireland, freedom of information legislation, the Khogaly massacre and much more.

This course also has specially created instructional video tutorials on how to use the relevant technology. The questions in each module test your ability to apply the skills you are learning. This is real world stuff.

You are in good hands!


On successful completion of this course you will receive a diploma in Radio Journalism issued by the Irish Academy of Public Relations.

Our Radio Journalism diploma is internationally endorsed and practised in 50 countries all over the world, in 6 different languages.

Free Consultation with the Director

The Irish Academy have over 30 years’ experience in PR and media training. If you have any queries about your study journey please contact us for advice on meeting your training and career needs. Our director Ellen Gunning will be happy to guide you in your choice of course.

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