MA Program in Journalism and Mass Communication in Africa

Best MAs in Journalism and Mass Communication in Africa 2017/2018

Journalism and Mass Communication

The MA degree is primarily for students who want to improve their general mathematics education or to teach.

The field of journalism requires professionals willing to seek out information and relay it to the public through newspaper articles or radio and television broadcasting. Journalism is a field that requires individuals to be organized, hard-working, and detail-oriented.

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MA Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication in Africa

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MA in Strategic Communication (Coursework)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

This is an advanced study programme that can be completed as a coursework based study programme. This programme is designed to facilitate mastery of a complex and specialised knowledge area within the discipline of Strategic Communication. Due to an increasing convergence of the the Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications and Public Relations the programme will address the integration between these communication discipline. [+]

Best MAs in Journalism and Mass Communication in Africa 2017/2018. This is an advanced study programme that can be completed as a coursework based study programme. This programme is designed to facilitate mastery of a complex and specialised knowledge area within the discipline of Strategic Communication. Due to an increasing convergence of the the Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications and Public Relations the programme will address the integration between these communication discipline. Admission requirements An Honours Degree in Corporate or Marketing Communication or related field is required, with a minimum average of 65%. The closing date for applications for this Degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester. Contact details Name: Prof Sonja Verwey Tel: 011 559 4070 / Email: sverwey@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Marketing Communication (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

A dissertation on a theme from the field of Marketing Communication providing evidence of the critical sense and research capability of the candidate is required. A research article that is suitable for publication is also required. [+]

A dissertation on a theme from the field of Marketing Communication providing evidence of the critical sense and research capability of the candidate is required. A research article that is suitable for publication is also required. Admission requirements An Honours Degree in Communication is required, with a minimum average of 65%. The closing date for applications for this Degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester. Contact details Name: Ms Andrea Crystal Tel: 011 559 2574 / Email: acrystal@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Journalism (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

A dissertation on a theme from Journalism that provides evidence of the critical sense and research capability of the candidate is required. A research article that is suitable for publication is also required. [+]

Best MAs in Journalism and Mass Communication in Africa 2017/2018. A dissertation on a theme from Journalism that provides evidence of the critical sense and research capability of the candidate is required. A research article that is suitable for publication is also required. Admission requirements An Honours Degree in Communication is required, with a minimum average of 65%. The closing date for applications for this degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester. Contact details Name: Mrs Elna Rossouw Tel: 011 559 3434 / Email: erossouw@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Corporate Communication (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

This programme is designed to facilitate mastery of a complex and specialised knowledge area within the discipline of Corporate Communication. The focus of this qualification is on the development of conceptual knowledge and skills at highly abstract levels that will facilitate highly specialised and advanced technical, professional and research skills in corporate communication. [+]

This is an advanced study programme that can be completed either as a coursework or as a research based study programme. This programme is designed to facilitate mastery of a complex and specialised knowledge area within the discipline of Corporate Communication. The focus of this qualification is on the development of conceptual knowledge and skills at highly abstract levels that will facilitate highly specialised and advanced technical, professional and research skills in corporate communication. Admission requirements An Honours Degree in Communication is required, with a minimum average of 65%. The closing date for applications for this Degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester. Contact details Name: Prof Sonja Verwey Tel: 011 559 4070 / Email: sverwey@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Communication Studies (Coursework / Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. [+]

Best MAs in Journalism and Mass Communication in Africa 2017/2018. MA in Communication Studies (Coursework) The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. Our curriculum develops an innovative participation studies approach that addresses the specific communicative, cultural and social contexts in which we operate. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the MA in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness. The first year of study comprises four modules, namely Communication Theory, Research Methodology, and two Contemporary Communication focussed modules. The second year of study focuses mainly on the preparation and completion of a minor research dissertation. Admission requirements The admission requirements are specified by the general university entrance requirements, not excluding the discretion of the Postgraduate Admission Committee or the Head of the Department. The closing date for registration for this degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester. Contact details Name: Dr Mariekie Burger Tel: 011 559 2125 / Email: mburger@uj.ac.za MA in Communication Studies (Research) The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted... [-]

MA in Audiovisual Communication (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

A dissertation on a theme from Audiovisual Communication that gives evidence of the candidate’s critical sense and research capability is required. A research article that is suitable for publication is also required. [+]

A dissertation on a theme from Audiovisual Communication that gives evidence of the candidate’s critical sense and research capability is required. A research article that is suitable for publication is also required. Admission requirements An Honours in Communication is required, with a minimum average of 65%. The general regulation with regard to the duration of the Master’s programme is also applicable in this instance. The closing date for applications for this Degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester. Contact details Name: Dr Ylva Rodny-Gumede Tel: 011 559 4112 / Email: yrodny-gumede@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in International Multimedia Journalism (Beijing Foreign Studies University, PR China)

University of Bolton
Campus Full time August 2018 China Beijing United Kingdom Bolton + 2 more

The MA International Multimedia Journalism concentrates on developing skills for journalists to deliver stories through multiple digital platforms. The content of the course is divided into three sections. Firstly, it will involve critical discussions on the core skills that span the three traditional modes of delivery (print, radio, TV) set against the emerging online international newscape. Secondly, you will undertake project-based learning... [+]

Best MAs in Journalism and Mass Communication in Africa 2017/2018. International Multimedia Journalism - MA full-time (Beijing Foreign Studies University, PR China) The MA International Multimedia Journalism concentrates on developing skills for journalists to deliver stories through multiple digital platforms. The content of the course is divided into three sections. Firstly, it will involve critical discussions on the core skills that span the three traditional modes of delivery (print, radio, TV) set against the emerging online international newscape. Secondly, you will undertake project-based learning that will challenge you to work on creative projects that require both an in-depth understanding of new technologies and a willingness to innovate and apply them in a journalistic context. Thirdly, you will engage with industry through live projects set in one of the course's collaborative news organisations. About the course The course focuses on practical innovation and critical discussion around issues related to the changing media landscape. Students, faculty and visiting lecturers work on multimedia journalism projects together to experiment with and reflect on potential new multi-platform workflows. The course is designed to appeal to a diverse range of people with skills and experience ranging across a broad range of disciplines (photography, writing, video, web design/programming and audio). You will work alongside and share experiences with students from a host of different backgrounds and cultures. The sharing of ideas and skills are core to the course, in particular during the two intensive 12-day workshops that happen in the first half of the course, where teamwork... [-]

MA in Film and Television (Wits School of Arts)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The Masters in Film and Television offers a Professional degree in the discipline of filmmaking, and aims to stimulate learning at a postgraduate level through the application of theory with practice. The following Masters options are available to applicants: (1) MA by course work with research report; (2) MA by dissertation. MA by course work requires that students take three semester-long courses (one of which may be taken outside the division with the permission from the Head of Division). Students undertake research which consists of the production of a short film in documentary, fiction or experimental film genres AND a written research report (10 000 words). Alternatively students may wish to take the dissertation option without the option of a creative project (the written submission here is 20 000 words). Supervision of the creative work and research report is undertaken by lecturers in the Film and Television division. [+]

POST GRADUATE STUDIES IN FILM AND TELEVISION The Masters in Film and Television offers a Professional degree in the discipline of filmmaking, and aims to stimulate learning at a postgraduate level through the application of theory with practice. The following Masters options are available to applicants: (1) MA by course work with research report; (2) MA by dissertation. MA by course work requires that students take three semester-long courses (one of which may be taken outside the division with the permission from the Head of Division). Students undertake research which consists of the production of a short film in documentary, fiction or experimental film genres AND a written research report (10 000 words). Alternatively students may wish to take the dissertation option without the option of a creative project (the written submission here is 20 000 words). Supervision of the creative work and research report is undertaken by lecturers in the Film and Television division. WSOA 7078 Technical Production Students wishing to register for the degree who do not have sufficient technical experience in the field of television and film production (specifically camera operation, lighting, sound recording, sound design and editing) are required (as an obligatory course) to register for the core Technical Production Course. This is prerequisite for the Fiction and Documentary Theory and Production courses. WSOA 7077 Documentary Theory & Production The course provides the conceptual framework for documentary practice, its historical and theoretical underpinnings and explores contemporary debates in the field. Students in the course will be... [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Motion Picture Medium

AFDA
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg Cape Town Durban Port Elizabeth Botswana Botswana Online + 4 more

The AFDA MFA is a unique postgraduate degree program designed for self directed learning and for individuals who have a commitment to: life long learning and professional values; reliability and the capacities for self management, co-operation and team work; the ability to effectively communicate and successfully apply problem solving strategies and spontaneous adaptation to circumstance. [+]

Best MAs in Journalism and Mass Communication in Africa 2017/2018. The AFDA MFA is a unique postgraduate degree program designed for self directed learning and for individuals who have a commitment to: life long learning and professional values; reliability and the capacities for self management, co-operation and team work; the ability to effectively communicate and successfully apply problem solving strategies and spontaneous adaptation to circumstance. Students are required to register for two broad areas of study: Academic Research (Individual) Professional Practice (Production Teams or Professional Productions.) Professional Practice: Candidates are required to complete one of the following: A feature film – Minimum 48’ Min A Feature Documentary of a minimum of 48’min Feature film screenplay/Script of TV Series – series outline and 2 episodes Up to 3 special projects drawn from the following: Fiction: Short film, 24 min A pilot for a TV series or novella Three related commercials Factual: A documentary, 24 min A factual entertainment TV project of 48’ duration Professional Practice can be conducted within production teams constituted of fellow MFA students. Professional productions can also be considered if these allow for and fulfill the AFDA MFA assessment criteria. The MFA retreat sessions: All MFA students will be required to annually attend 5 scheduled AFDA retreats, of one week (5 days) each. MFA students will be responsible for scheduling various meetings, consultations and feedback sessions with their appointed supervisors and mentors. Supervisors and mentors: Internal or external supervisors are assigned by the Postgraduate School based on the... [-]

Master of Arts in Mass Communication, Advertising and Journalism

Mahatma Gandhi University Rwanda
Campus Full time 2 - 4  February 2018 Rwanda Kigali

This programme will produce postgraduates with both academic knowledge & professional skills required in media industry. The objective of this program is to nurture students as to become the leaders of the society with a high sense of mortality, skills & insight. It also aims at producing journalists & communicators capable of contributing to the socio-economic & cultural development of the country and thus to promote democratization process. [+]

Programme Overview Programe Code:709 Duration: Min. Duration 2 Years, Max. Duration 4 Years Eligibility Criteria: Graduation in any stream or equivalent Registration fees: INR1500/- Tution fees: INR7500/- Per Sem Exam fees: 1500/- Per Sem Objective This programme will produce postgraduates with both academic knowledge & professional skills required in media industry. The objective of this program is to nurture students as to become the leaders of the society with a high sense of mortality, skills & insight. It also aims at producing journalists & communicators capable of contributing to the socio-economic & cultural development of the country and thus to promote democratization process. Such educated, versatile and skilful mass media evangelists can help in building a strong foundation of a country. Programme Content Semester 1 Cours Code Subjects Credits MAMCAJ11 Print Media 4 MAMCAJ12 Mass Communication 4 MAMCAJ13 Communication Theory and Research 4 MAMCAJ14 Media Technology 4 MAMCAJ15 P Practical 2 - Total Credits 18 Semester 2 Cours Code Subjects Credits MAMCAJ21 Human Communication 4 MAMCAJ22 Broadcast Journalism 4 MAMCAJ23 Introduction to Journalism 4 MAMCAJ24 Mass Communication and Society 4 MAMCAJ25 Communication Skills 2 - Total Credits 18 Semester 3 Cours Code Subjects Credits MAMCAJ31 Reporting and Editing 4 MAMCAJ32 Introduction to Advertising 4 MAMCAJ33 Introduction to Public Relation 4 MAMCAJ34 Advertising Design & Principle 4 MAMCAJ35 P Project Report 2 - Total Credits 18 Semester 4 Cours Code Subjects Credits MAMCAJ41 Introduction to Production Technology 4 MAMCAJ42 Media Appreciation 4 MAMCAJ43 Introduction to Photography 4 MAMCAJ44 Mass Communication Ethics... [-]

MA / MPhil in Communication Studies

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 15 - 24  September 2018 Ghana Accra

In consonance with its mandate, the School of Communication Studies offers a 15 month M.A. in Communication Studies, and a two-year M.Phil. in Communication Studies. Both [+]

In consonance with its mandate, the School of Communication Studies offers a 15 month M.A. in Communication Studies, and a two-year M.Phil. in Communication Studies. Both degree programmes have as core courses theoretical as well as profession-based courses.

Admission Requirements

A first degree from a reputable University at a minimum of Second Class Lower, or an outstanding record from the School’s Graduate Diploma in Communication Studies programme. The selection process for candidates upon application to the School consist of an entrance examination and interview.

Course Duration: 15 Months

Requirements for Graduation (Credit Hours)

Course Work: 28 Project/Dissertation: 12 Seminar: 3 Internship (two-month-long): 3 Total Credits Required: 46 [-]