Bachelor of Arts Honours in Media and Journalism

Bachelor of Arts Honours in Media and Journalism

Overview

College: College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education

Programme Level: Undergraduate

Duration: 4 year(s)

Department: Department of Humanities & Education

Learning Mode: Full Time

Location: Main Campus

The programme aims to answer to a gap in the market for a media and journalism degree that places emphasis particularly on the African context. At the same time, it will give students the skills and knowledge to compete favourably in a global media context, where the hunger for previously untold stories from Africa is intense. The department envisages that students armed with this degree should be able to market their skills not only regionally but also to global media houses.


5 credit passes in GCE Ordinary Level examinations including English Language and at least 2 passes at Advanced Level in English and a pass in any one of the following subjects History, International Relations, Law, Sociology, Geography, Human Resources, Environmental Studies, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Marketing, Computer Studies and Religious Studies. Mathematics is an added advantage

 Equivalent passes in the applicant’s countries of origin will also be considered.

Applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English Language by either producing acceptable IELTS (a pass at band 6 and above)  or TOEFL (a score of 600 and above).

Special Entry:

Notwithstanding the above, candidates with 5 O’Level passes including English Language and Mathematics with a minimum “C” grade and a relevant three-year Diploma in English and Communication Studies, Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies and Development Studies from a recognized and accredited institution may be granted admission to the first year of the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Journalism Honours degree programme.

Mature Entry

  1. Applicant must be at least 25 years of age at the time of application and on the first day of the academic year in which admission is sought and who are not eligible for entry under the normal regulations may apply for mature entry provided that the;
  2. Applicant must have obtained a minimum of 5 Ordinary Level subjects which should include a pass in English Language. In addition the applicant should have or possess the necessary industrial experience in Media, Film, Journalism or related fields
  3.  Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of educational and professional activities and accomplishments indicating that they have the prior work experience needed to be successful to undertake this programme;
  4. Applicants should normally have completed their school or college studies at least five years prior to admission;
  5. Applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English Language by either producing acceptable IELTS (a pass at band 6 and above)  or TOEFL (a score of 600 and above) results;
  6. Applicants who wish to be considered for Mature Entry may be required to attend interviews;
  7. Applicants who have previously taken courses for credit at some recognized institutions of learning will be required to submit transcripts from those institutions

Tuition Registration Fee Technology Fee Student Union Fee Laboratory Fee Health Fee Full Board
$ 1680 $ 50 $ 100 $ 20 $ $ 125 $ 1000

Jobs You Could Have

Media and Journalism Researchers and Instructors

Community Outreach Managers

Media Commentators

Program developers

Documentary filmmakers

Advocacy and the arts

Cultural Heritage Officer

Online research officers (for government, corporate, non-profit)

Online magazines

Broadcast journalism

Social media

Digital marketing

Corporate Communications

Consultancies

Market research

Advertising

Public relations

Entertainment & Leisure

Content providers (writers, directors, producers)

Academics

Publishing

Programme Reviewers

Entrepreneurs

Editorial Assistants and Copywriting


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