Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences

Diploma in Journalism
(Dip. Journalism(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MCS1000 Aspects of Communications 4 ECTS
MCS1030 Journalism 1 4 ECTS
SOC1040 Sociology and Communications 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ELP1206* English Rhetoric and Writing Skills for Media and Communications Students 4 ECTS
MAL1211* II-Malti għall-Komunikazzjoni 4 ECTS
MCS1050 Internet Communications 4 ECTS
MCS1060 Media, Society and Culture 6 ECTS
MCS1311 Methods of Inquiry 4 ECTS

* Students are required to choose either ELP1206 OR MAL1211.



Workload this year: 30 ECTS credits

Requirement for regular progression to Year II: 30 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MCS2070 Long Essay 8 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

IPG2001 Principles of Information Law 4 ECTS
MCS3060 Reporting 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MCS2030 Journalism 2 4 ECTS
MCS2060* Ethics in the Media 6 ECTS
MCS2910* Journalism Placement 6 ECTS
MCS3080 Online Journalism 4 ECTS

* Students are required to register for either study-unit MCS2060 or study-unit MCS2910. Students who have no documented evidence of experience in the field of Journalism need to follow study-unit MCS2910 instead of study-unit MCS2060.



Workload this year: 30 ECTS credits

Requirement for award of Diploma in Journalism: 60 ECTS credits


This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Diploma in Journalism under the auspices of the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 26 February 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Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.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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