University of Seychelles Programme

Journalism

Diploma

To produce accomplished journalists with strong professional skills in print, broadcast and electronic media production.

Campus
Anse Royale
Method
Lecture
Academic direction from
University of Seychelles
Faculty
Arts and Social Development
Study Level
Diploma

Registration Deadline: 14th February 2020

THE DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SEYCHELLES is a qualification which will equip learners with necessary competences and skills to engage in various areas of journalism production. The programme is specifically tailored to cater to both in-service specialists seeking professional upgrade, and those who have decided to choose journalism as a career without previous exposure to it.  The contents, approaches and delivery scheme for the programme modules have been carefully filtered and configured to build on its three prominent features:

  • flexibility,
  • extensive practical exposure,
  • considerable amount of disciplines supporting journalism practice, including three languages (English, French, Creole).

The programme focuses on the three main aspects of preparing a competent journalist:

  • development of a wide range of specialized technical and academic skills in the field of broadcasting, print journalism and new media,
  • multilingual journalism proficiency,
  • enhanced capacity for informed decisions and critical approaches in journalism practice.

DELIVERY SCHEME

This programme is offered as a blended course combining facilitator-led sessions and online interaction through digital media and UniSey virtual learning environment, which will provide students with more freedom to manage their learning in terms of time and pace of study. Participants will have two contact days per week (six hours a day), with the teaching materials and instruction provided online for the rest of the teaching week. There are three years (six semesters) in total to complete the programme, allowing time for re-sits and re-submissions.

WORK BASED EXPERIENCE

The programme includes 18 weeks of WBE, organized in three progressive placements in media outlets at the end of each academic year. The scheme is strengthened by a series of in-house professional development activities, such as seminars, workshops, guest lecturers` presentations, visits, briefing and debriefing sessions, etc.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The programme offers three blocks of academic disciplines balanced in the following ratio: 50% – professional modules (Foundations of Journalism, Journalism for Broadcast, Print and New Media); 25% – language modules (English, French, Creole); 25% – generic modules (Law, Business and Finance, International and Public Affairs, Social Psychology, History, Sociology, Action Research).

ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS PROGRAMME, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • use tools, techniques and relevant software for different forms of journalism;
  • apply various reporting techniques;
  • write for different genres in English, French and Creole, expertly using grammar rules, vocabulary diversity, features of composition and style;
  • identify and act within the relevant laws, policies and regulations governing the media;
  • demonstrate awareness of the concepts of importance for the contemporary world, including gender, cultural diversity, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, conflict, poverty, economic development etc.;
  • identify basic marketing concepts and procedures relevant to journalism practice;
  • make a grounded point of view on the most important developments within political, economic, social and cultural domains internationally and in the Seychelles;

ENTRY CRITERIA

Direct Entry:

  • Minimum grade ‘B’ for IGCSE in languages (English or French) and minimum grade ‘C’ for IGCSE in other areas (Sociology, History, Geography, etc.)

or

  • An SQA recognised certificate in relevant area  from  other academic institutions

or

  • Minimum grade ‘C’ for any A-level

 Non-standard Entry:

 If an applicant is not automatically eligible then he/she will be individually considered by the Admissions Panel. The Admissions Panel will consider qualifications which are not listed in the Direct Entry section, incomplete qualifications (e.g. diplomas / degrees) and substantial relevant work experience.

FEE

SRS 50,000 per year

Department of Languages and Media

Applying

Submit the Programme Application Form either by:

Post: Student Registration & Admission Office, Anse Royale Campus, P.O. Box 1348, Victoria, Mahé; or

Email: registrationofficer@unisey.ac.sc

For more information, contact the Student and Information Centre on +248 4381225

Contact Us

Mrs Annie Laurette
Head of Department
Languages and Media

Anse Royale
P.O. Box 1348
Mahé, Seychelles

+248 4381220

Annie.Laurette@unisey.ac.sc