Master of Arts in Journalism
The main objective of the MA Journalism Programme is to equip middle and senior professional media personnel with innovative knowledge, skills and values in news analysis, editorial writing and management. The need for the expertise in these areas arises from various factors including lack of news analysis and poorly written editorials in local media and presence of media managers who have not received training in media management. The programme is open to applicants with a background of journalism and mass communication or social science subjects but preferably with a minimum of three years’ experience in active journalism or media related field. Applicants with a science background will also be considered admission if they meet the minimum entry qualifications. The programme will be open to relevant institutions both government and non-governmental and individual self-sponsored candidates upon proving that they are financial capable of meeting all the financial obligations demanded by the programme.
Candidates holding the following qualifications will be eligible for admission into the Master of Arts in Mass Communication (MA MC) Programme:
- First degree holders from recognized universities in the field of journalism and mass communication.
- Candidates with Advanced Diploma or a Pass Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication will also be considered for admission if they have satisfied the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work and/or additional training.