BA Hons in Journalism

General

Program Description

Full-time students register for five modules.Part-time students register for all the modules except for the specialisation modules and the research essay in the first year. In the second year part-time students register for the specialisation modules and the research essay. All elective modules are not necessarily offered every year.

The Honours programme consists of five modules, of which four are compulsory and one is an elective module:

Compulsory modules:

Semester 1 / Semester 2

  • Communication Theory
  • Research Essay
  • Journalism
  • Applied Journalism Communication

Elective modules:

  • Communication Management and Persuasion
  • Development Communication and Identity
  • New Media and Culture

If a student intends specialising in a specialist field in which an undergraduate module was not offered, extended reading and/or an oral examination will be required.

Permission may be granted by the Head of the Department to take an honours module from another major.

Admission requirements

Students should have a 65% average for all undergraduate Communication subjects and/or the discretion of the Chairperson of the Department is sought (see General Regulations).

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Contact details

Name: Mrs Elna Rossouw
Tel: 011 559 3434 / Email: erossouw@uj.ac.za

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

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Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less