Master of Arts (MA) in Journalism and Mass Communication in Africa

Top MAs in Journalism and Mass Communication in Africa 2018

Journalism and Mass Communication

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Master of Arts 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. [+]

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.... [-]


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

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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. [+]

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

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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.... [-]


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. [+]

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.... [-]


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 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. ... [-]

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.... [-]


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 [-]