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Have you been working in media for a number of years but want to know more about:
- The story-behind-the-story in our ever-changing digi-sphere;
- The theories and concepts that can help you understand your work better;
- How our world is reflected in the media, irrespective of platform?
- Or do you simply want a new qualification to help you get ahead?
- Best of all: You don’t have to resign from your job because you can complete the course module by module
If your answer is ‘yes’ to the questions above, then the MA in Journalism at Stellenbosch University is the degree for you. Join one of the top journalism schools in Africa for your Master’s in Journalism – without having to resign from your job.
The MA in Journalism consists of two compulsory and various elective modules, and the student has four years in total to complete the requirements for the degree.
You have to visit Stellenbosch for only two compulsory seminars every year and work according to a set study guide and schedule to complete the course work in your various modules. The course (in total 180 credits to be completed) is popular with media practitioners who wish to further their education.
You can choose from three options:
1. A 100% thesis (180 credits);
2. 50% (90 credits) coursework and a 50% (90 credits) thesis, or
3. An option consisting of two thirds course work (120 credits) and a research assignment (60 credits).
Besides the two compulsory modules, Mass Communication Theory, and Research Methodology (each 30 credits) for the latter two course work options, students can choose from the following electives: Media, Democracy and Development; Media Ethics; Media History; Media Management; Media, Culture and the Digital Society; Global Journalism; and Science Communication. Each elective carries 30 credits, and you select one module if you do the 90 credit thesis; or two if you do the 60 credit research assignment to complete your 180 credits.
Apply before 31 August on the SU’s online application website.
For more about the application process and programme contents and options go to www.sun.ac.za/journalism and click on ‘Study with us’.
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