Diploma in Journalism

Diploma in Journalism

Course information

Course title Diploma in Journalism
Course code UDJPTD
Postnominal Dip. Journalism(Melit.)
Type of qualification/award 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 if you are interested in building a career in media research, journalism and or broadcasting. It also provides a qualification if you are a journalist on the job. The programme provides you with an overview of research tools and communication skills that contribute toward effective journalistic communication skills in the workplace. More specifically, you will 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 admitted as “Adult Learners” under paragraph (c) of regulation 6 of the Admissions Regulations must be in possession of those qualifications and experience that would satisfy the Board, through an interview, that they have reached the academic standard required to follow the Course with profit. Such applicants shall be required to submit with their application a letter written in English giving their motivation for applying for the Course, together with a copy of their Curriculum Vitae .

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2023.

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.

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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
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

• Write rudimentary newspaper reports.
• Conduct productive interviews and write short interview articles.
• Apply key concepts of Internet Studies and apply transdisciplinary thinking to the application and creation of ideas concerning networked technologies of information and communication – Formulate and clearly state a research question and/or hypothesis.
• Carry out independent study.
• Locate sources of law.
• Demonstrate knowledge on how to put personal biases aside and stick to facts he/she has sourced and, where needs be, double source them.
The course is intended if you would like to enter a career as a journalist, and are looking for a solid academic foundation that will make you an attractive and valuable employee.
The diploma is intended to give you a research-based grounding that will aid you in your work. By completing the diploma, you can find employment as a journalist in print and broadcasting media.
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Last Updated: 25 April 2023

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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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