Diploma in Journalism

Diploma in Journalism

Course information

Course title Diploma in Journalism
Course code UDJPTD
Postnominal Dip. Journalism(Melit.)
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 2 Years
Mode of attendance Part-time Day
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator Gorg Mallia
Delivered by Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences
The Diploma in Journalism is a 2-year part time day course intended for students who anticipate building a career in media research, journalism and or broadcasting. It also provides a qualification for journalists on the job. The programme provides students with an overview of research tools and communication skills that contribute toward effective journalistic communication skills in the workplace. More specifically, students follow, among others, courses in journalism issues, reporting, interviewing, media law, graphic design, layout, magazine and digital publishing. The Diploma prepares graduates for a research and skill based approach to journalistic work.

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Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants who are applying under the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' are required to have a minimum of one year's journalistic experience and shall be currently working with a publishing establishment as evidenced by testimonials of an employer.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 4,250
The diploma is intended to give journalists a research-based grounding that will aid them in their work. Students who have completed the diploma can find employment as journalists in print and broadcasting media.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 30 September 2020

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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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