Bachelor On Campus

Journalism (Honours)

University Tunku Abdul Rahman

36 months
4254 USD/year
3138 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Journalism (Honours) programme at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman develops professional media personnel, journalists in particular, who are at the forefront of professional and technical developments in their area of specialization.


Journalism (Honours) students develop a stong foundation in communication, research and analytical skills. Knowledge and in-depth understanding of mass communication theory is also emphasised. Through the programme, students acquire a mature understanding of cultural issues and public policies within the Malaysian environment and global context.

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman students are also introduced to the fundamentals of advertising such as copywriting and media planning. Students are exposed to practical training in the industry. This is achieved by placing students under a industrial training programme during their second year of study.

Career Prospects

  • Journalists
  • Reporters
  • Editors
  • Feature Writers
  • Correspondents
  • Information Researchers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Co-Curriculum
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Economics
  • Elective 
  • English for Mass Communication
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Journalism Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Malaysian Stu: You are advised to apply for admission as early as possible
  • International Stu: You are advised to apply for admission 3 months in advance


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to UTAR is on purely meritocratic basis. You are expected to satisfy the academic qualification and English Language requirement set by the University. Some programmes may have additional requirements such as the submission of a drawing portfolio, and an interview before the University decides on the admission.
  • For admission into undergraduate programmes, the University will accept the applications from students with the standard list of foreign qualifications. 
  • For your information that the University has its minimum entry requirement (MER) for each qualification and each programme. Should you do not fulfill the MER, you will be required to undertake a one-year Foundation studies. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12764 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    3138 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9416 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • RM39,800 (Malaysian); 
  • RM53,950 (International)


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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