About the courseThe programme provides further understanding for specific subject areas of communication including Public Relations, Advertising, Print and Broadcast Media, and Online Communications, amongst others. The programme can help improve the skills on media and communication professionals, and can as well prepare graduates from other fields for new career paths in communication related fields. It appreciates the growing expansion of communication channels, and defines how the exchange of meanings can be planned, targeted and result oriented, in the multiple phases of evolving changes, in organisational and other social settings, for maximum result. The course lays emphasis on research, multimedia and analytical skills in the application of germane tactics and strategies, towards the delivery of communication goals, and objectives. While the multimedia and analytical skills mainly suit the educator, the media, and other professionals, looking for further knowledge on this important aspect of mass communication; the research, and theoretical expositions in this degree programme, prepares young and old graduates alike, for higher degrees.
What you will learn
The course aims:
The first year will introduce students to a range of theories and research exploring the role of the media in society. Second- and third-year modules will delve deeper and may explore the media’s impact on feminism, war, race, crime, body image, politics and sport. Many media and communications degrees will also cover the techniques utilised to make films, documentaries, mobile media, radio technology and video games. Most courses will also include a dissertation in the third year.
The criteria for admission into M.Sc. and MBA programme will be as follows:
Matriculation requirement, which must be 5 O’level credits including Mathematics and English.
Candidates with Second Class (Lower Division) Bachelor’s degree in the discipline (for the M.Sc.) and from any discipline (for the MBA) from an approved University, or the Postgraduate diploma with a CGPA of not lower than 3.0 on a 5-point scale from an accredited university.
Graduates of other disciplines are also free to apply, but will need credible references, and shall be exposed to core undergraduate courses.
Graduates of other disciplines are also free to apply, but will need credible references, and shall be exposed to core undergraduate courses for the M.Sc.
Your CV (curriculum vitae)
Copy of a language certificate
Evidence of financial support
Research proposal or outline of academic interests
Specified written work