Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication - Mount Kenya University | Educartis

Thika
2 years
Diploma
On Campus

Benefits

Course Overview

This comprehensive, two year diploma introduces students to the fundamentals of journalism and mass communication, as well as the contemporary cultural context within which Kenyan journalists work. Guided by experienced and passionate lecturers and using a unique, multidisciplinary approach, this on-campus programme combines theory and practical work with the aim of producing creative, mindful, and innovative graduates who have the required skills to provide effective solutions to the social issues affecting our society. 

Do you have a passion for truth, honesty, and integrity? Are you unrelenting and ambitious when it comes to storytelling and have a natural writing ability? Being a journalist is a uniquely demanding, emotionally-challenging career, that will also allow you to create significant positive change in your local community and society. If you're looking for a fast-paced environment that throws new challenges at you every day, then this diploma will broaden and deepen your practical knowledge in preparation for working in the media market, as a freelance writer, as well as providing you a strong foundation upon which you can pursue further related studies at a degree level. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

Upon completion of this programme, students will have gained:
 
  • An understanding of the general issues and approaches to journalism and mass communication 
  • Self-confidence and the ability to gather, prepare, and process news information from moral, professional, and the academic perspectives. 
  • A problem-solving attitude and media ethics required in this field. 
  • The knowledge required for progression to degree levels. 
  • Enhanced reading, writing, editing, and verbal skills. 

Certification obtained

Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication 

What jobs will I qualify for?

Career options after this programme include: 

  • Public Relations and Communications Officer 
  • Communications Manager 
  • Content Marketing Manager
  • Social Media Strategist 

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Admission Criteria

To apply for this programme, students require either: 

  • A KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) and C (plain) in either English or Kiswahili 
  • A Certificate in a related field 

How do I apply?

In order to apply, students must provide MKU with: 

  • Duly filled application forms addressed to the Registrar - Academic Affairs
  • Copies of relevant academic and professional certificates
  • An application fee of 1000 KSH

Payment options

The fee for this course is 29,550 KES per trimester

Mode of payment
Payment to be deposited in either of the following Bank Accounts:

  • Equity Bank, ACC. No-   0090292435067   SWIFT CODE EQBLKENA
  • KCB Bank, Acc. No -  1121032222
  • Coop Bank, Acc. No - 01129279981300   SWIFT CODE    KCOOKENA
  • GT Bank, ACC. No- 2014200002
  • Standard Chartered Bank, ACC. No- 0102049817400   SWIFT CODE SCBLKENX
  • Family Bank, ACC. No- 005000019336

Note:
The University fees are affordable, flexible and payable in instalments.

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at Mount Kenya University. Topics explored include: 

  • Fundamentals of Using a Computer
  • Communication Skills
  • Brodcast Journalism 
  • Newspaper Reporting 
  • Media Law 
  • Freelance and Feature Writing 
  • Online Journalism 
  • Media Ethics 
  • Investigative Reporting 

Where and When

31/05/2019

Mount Kenya University


Located along General Kago Rd, 342 Thika, Kiambu, Thika, Kenya

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