Registration Deadline: 31st May
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:
- 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.
Full time – 4 years
Part time – 5 years
The programme is offered in English.
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)
- Minimum grade ‘B’ for IGCSE in languages (English or French) and minimum grade ‘C’ for IGCSE in other areas (Sociology, History, Geography, etc.)
- An SQA recognised certificate in relevant area from other academic institutions
- Minimum grade ‘C’ for any A-level
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).
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.
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