Our Program

Mass Communication and Journalism Department offers the following programs of study:

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Social Science (BSS):

The Department offers a four-year undergraduate programme. It lays emphasis on the process, uses and effects of different types and forms of communication, interrelationships between media and society, structure, organization and history of mass communication, emerging forms of communication technology, international communication, techniques of media reporting and editing, and communication research methodology.

Graduate

Master of Social Science (MSS):

The Department of Mass Communication and Journalism offers an innovative, full-immersion Master’s programme that has placed the Department in the forefront of higher education in communication and journalism in the country. The one-year programme is unique in scope, focus and intensity. It begins with immersion in communication theories and applications, media research and journalism skills, values and principles. Students learn how to navigate a significantly different media environment in contemporary times through classes and seminars focused on the future of media communication.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil):

We are proud to offer a MPhill degree in Mass Communication and Journalism that requires two years full-time study and the submission of a thesis of investigating a subject approved by the Department. The subject must have substantial significance, originality and scope appropriate to the period of two years study required. This is not a ‘taught’ degree, and so does not involve coursework, but you will follow a programme of research training, and be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the department through research seminars, conferences and other events.

Doctor of Phiosophy (PhD):

The PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is the highest degree programme we offer. It involves 3-4 years of independent research under the guidance and expertise of the Department. A PhD involves researching and writing a research thesis on a topic of student`s own choice under the guidance of expert academics. This is not a ‘taught’ degree, and so does not involve coursework, but you will follow a programme of research training, and be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the department through research seminars, conferences and other events.