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COURSE TITLE Diploma in Journalism
 
COURSE CODE UDJPTD

POSTNOMINAL

LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
FRAMEWORK LEVEL

DURATION

MODE OF ATTENDANCE

TOTAL ECTS CREDITS

Dip. Journalism(Melit.)

Short Cycle Qualification

Level 5

2 Years

Part-time Day

60

COURSE OVERVIEW
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.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY 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.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
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 2017.

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


 

 

 

 
Last Updated: 11 April 2017
 
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