To produce accomplished journalists with strong professional skills in print, broadcast and electronic media production.
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:
The programme focuses on the three main aspects of preparing a competent journalist:
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.
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.
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).
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.
SRS 50,000 per year
Mrs Annie Laurette
Head of Department
Languages and Media
P.O. Box 1348