Journalism and Mass Communication Admission Requirements in Uganda Universities

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Several universities in Uganda offer degree and diploma course in Journalism & mass communication. Admission requirements vary across various colleges, mostly demanding high grades from high school.

If you are planning to enroll for a journalism related course in Uganda, here are admission requirements

UGANADA TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY JOURNALISM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 9UTAMU)

UTAMU is one of the most popular universities in Uganda. The training institution offers Bachelor of Mass Communication and Journalism, and below are admission requirements

Admission Requirements

Students will be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree program through three avenues:  Direct Entry, Mature Entry and Diploma Entry.

Programme Name      Bachelor of Mass Communication and Journalism

Programme Duration             3Years

Admission Criteria  

Direct Entry

A candidate shall be deemed eligible for consideration for admission to MCJ degree programme of UTAMU if the candidate has obtained:

The Uganda Certificate of Education (O’ level) or an equivalent qualification with at least 5 passess obtained at the same sitting.

At least 2 principal passes at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education Examination (A’ Level) or an equivalent qualification.

Diploma Entry

To qualify for admission under this scheme, a candidate must possess at least a 2nd class (Lower division) diploma in the fields of journalism, media, communication or any field from a recognized institution.

The candidate must be holder of a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes obtained at the same sitting.

The candidate must be a holder of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with atleast one principal pass and two subsidiary passes at same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education ( UACE) .

Mature Age Entry Scheme

For admission under the Mature Age Entry Scheme, a candidate must possess specialised knowledge relevant to journalism and mass communication to ensure satisfactory completion of the course.  In addition the candidate must fulfil the Mature Age Entrance requirements of the University.

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY MASTER OF ARTS IN JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Makerere University is the best university in Uganda. The University offers Master of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication.

If you are planning to enroll for the program, here are admission requirements

Applicants should have:

A bachelors degree in mass communication,journalism,public relations studies,communication studies or a related field.

A good PGD in mass communication,journalism,public relations communication studies or a related field.

A honours bachelors degree in arts,social science, pure sciences or other related field of study plua atleast two years workong experience in media or communication.

VICTORIA UNIVERSITY BACHELOR OF JOURNALISM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies is also offered at Victoria University, Uganda.The program, which is popular at the institution attract hundreds of students annually,

Entry requirements for admission to the course are as follows:

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting.

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Diploma in journalism, media, communication or any other related course from a recognized Institution.

Note:The entry requirements for this course are almost similar for all universities in Uganda.

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