Masters Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication in South Africa 2020

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized re… Read more

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Journalism is a field that focuses on bringing information regarding local, national, and international events to the attention of the general public. Journalists help inform people through interviews, observation, or by reading and summarizing past articles and relevant documents.

Top Master Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication in South Africa 2020

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East London University
East London, South Africa

The East London Visual Arts and Film program is designed for a new generation of storytellers: artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts across a wide array o ... +

The East London Visual Arts and Film program is designed for a new generation of storytellers: artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts across a wide array of media and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on, intensive program. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in ... +

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Stafford
Tripoli, Libya +7 More

A Masters in Media and Public Relations from the University of Leicester provides a framework for analysing the rapidly changing PR profession. Examine classic & emerging ... +

A Masters in Media and Public Relations from the University of Leicester provides a framework for analysing the rapidly changing PR profession. Examine classic & emerging PR strategies, research to inform PR effectiveness and the structural relationships between PR & the media. -
MA
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa

The Masters in Film and Television offers a Professional degree in the discipline of filmmaking and aims to stimulate learning at a postgraduate level through the application ... +

The Masters in Film and Television offers a Professional degree in the discipline of filmmaking and aims to stimulate learning at a postgraduate level through the application of theory with practice. The following Masters' options are available to applicants: (1) MA by coursework with research report; (2) MA by dissertation. MA by coursework requires that students take three semester-long courses (one of which may be taken outside the division with the permission from the Head of Division). Students undertake research which consists of the production of a short film in a documentary, fiction or experimental film genres AND a written research report (10 000 words). Alternatively, students may wish to take the dissertation option without the option of a creative project (the written submission here is 20 000 words). Supervision of the creative work and research report is undertaken by lecturers in the Film and Television division. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Mind Development Academy
Cape Town, South Africa

The Master of Communication program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with F ... +

The Master of Communication program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
East London University
East London, South Africa

This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you for the vast field of Communications. The Master of Communications investigates effective vs ineffective communication and th ... +

This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you for the vast field of Communications. The Master of Communications investigates effective vs ineffective communication and the specialists who use it. Students confront genuine communication issues, develop usable communication skills, and build a strong portfolio. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

A dissertation on a theme from the field of Marketing Communication providing evidence of the critical sense and research capability of the candidate is required. A research a ... +

A dissertation on a theme from the field of Marketing Communication providing evidence of the critical sense and research capability of the candidate is required. A research article that is suitable for publication is also required. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

This programme is designed to facilitate mastery of a complex and specialised knowledge area within the discipline of Corporate Communication. The focus of this qualification ... +

This programme is designed to facilitate mastery of a complex and specialised knowledge area within the discipline of Corporate Communication. The focus of this qualification is on the development of conceptual knowledge and skills at highly abstract levels that will facilitate highly specialised and advanced technical, professional and research skills in corporate communication. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

This is an advanced study programme that can be completed as a coursework based study programme. This programme is designed to facilitate mastery of a complex and specialised ... +

This is an advanced study programme that can be completed as a coursework based study programme. This programme is designed to facilitate mastery of a complex and specialised knowledge area within the discipline of Strategic Communication. Due to an increasing convergence of the Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications and Public Relations the programme will address the integration of this communication discipline. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

A dissertation on a theme from Journalism that provides evidence of the critical sense and research capability of the candidate is required. A research article that is suitabl ... +

A dissertation on a theme from Journalism that provides evidence of the critical sense and research capability of the candidate is required. A research article that is suitable for publication is also required. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

A dissertation on a theme from Audiovisual Communication that gives evidence of the candidate’s critical sense and research capability is required. A research article that is ... +

A dissertation on a theme from Audiovisual Communication that gives evidence of the candidate’s critical sense and research capability is required. A research article that is suitable for publication is also required. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus