University of Seychelles Programme

Journalism

Diploma

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

Campus
Anse Royale, Mont Fleuri
Method
Lecture
Academic Direction From
University of Seychelles
Faculty
Arts and Social Development
Study Level
Diploma

Registration Deadline: 31st May 2022

The Diploma in Journalism  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.

 

 

Duration

4 years Full-time and  5 years Part-time

Language of Study

The programme is offered in English

Programme Structure

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.

Programme Courses – 870 contact hours

Work Based Experience – 350 contact hours

 

CONTENTS RATIO (PROGRAMME COURSES)

50% – professional courses (Foundations of Journalism (, Journalism for Broadcast Media, Journalism for Print Media, Journalism for New Media)

25% – language courses (English, French, Creole)

25% – generic courses (Media and Law, Business and Finance for Journalists, International and Public Affairs for Journalists, Social Psychology, History, Sociology, Action Research, Academic Preparation)

 

Year

Semester

Contents

Year 1

Semester 1

·       Academic Preparation (IT, Numeracy, Languages: English, French, Creole)

·       Foundations of Journalism

·       Media and Law

·       Languages (English in the Context of Journalism)

Work Based Experience COMPONENT 1: Reporting Genres

Semester 2

·       Journalism for Broadcast Media (Radio and TV)

·       Journalism for Print Media

·       Business and Finance for Journalists

·       Languages (English, French, Creole in the Context of Journalism

Work Based Experience COMPONENT 2:  Assembling a Radio and TV Story

 

Year 2

Semester 3

·       Journalism for Broadcast Media (Radio and TV)

·       Journalism for Print Media

·       International and Public Affairs for Journalists

·       Languages (English, French, Creole in the Context of Journalism  

Work Based Experience COMPONENT 3: Writing, Editing and Designing for Print Media

 

Semester 4

·       Journalism for Broadcast Media (Radio and TV)

·       Journalism for Print Media

·       Social Psychology

·       History

·       Sociology

·       Languages (English, French, Creole in the Context of Journalism

Year 3

Semester 5

·       Journalism for New Media

·       Languages (French, Creole in the Context of Journalism)

·       Introduction to Action research

Work Based Experience COMPONENT 4: Writing, Editing and Designing for the Web

 

Semester 6

·       Introduction to Action Research

·       Research Project

Entry Requirements

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 of a least 2 years (with the possibility to consider special cases).

Fees

SCR 50,000 per year *

*Fees are subject to change. 

The University offers flexible payment plans and special tuition fees for self funding students. Kindly contact us for more information regarding these fees.

Contact Us

Mrs Prema Servina
International and Local Engagement Section Manager

Anse Royale
P.O. Box 1348
Mahé, Seychelles

+248 4381245
ILES@unisey.ac.sc