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Digital Journalism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #145 (WUR) Ottawa, Canada
In any democracy, journalism is arguably the most important and legitimate branch of communication. Indeed, journalism is an essential activity, and whether exercised through traditional or more recent media, it evolves and develops all the time. The Digital Journalism program is offered at University of Ottawa.
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Students of Digital Journalism at University of Ottawa need several key qualities, qualities they also continue to strengthen over time. Of course, natural curiosity and a passion for facts and information head the list. Also, true journalists are not out to serve a specific cause, but rather to serve the public good. To that end, students of journalism must also strive to share nothing but the best-quality information available.

Then, obviously, there’s the insistence on truth and relevance, on thorough, in-depth research and on rigorous presentation. In turn, good presentation means an ability to speak and write impeccably, and to wield both of these abilities as a technical tool and as an art form.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Workshop in Essay Writing
  • History of Journalism
  • Research Methods in Communication
  • New Media
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Journalism Ethics
  • Writing for Digital Media
  • Communication in the Information Age
  • Digital Journalism I
  • Theories of Journalism
  • Stage pratique/Internship
  • Media and Public Broadcasting
  • Social Uses of New Media
  • Digital Journalism II
  • Journalism Practice: From Production to Reception

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Before submitting an application, you must meet or intend to meet all of the admission requirements, namely, have a secondary school diploma (or the equivalent if you’ve studied outside Canada), attain the minimum average, meet the language requirements and take all the prerequisite courses for the program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36160 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18080 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6088 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3044 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ottawa

  • 1168 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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