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Journalism and Media Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Nairobi, Kenya
The Journalism and Media Studies programme offered by the University of Nairobi is a response to scrutiny and demand from the communication industry, the media, Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) and the Kenyan society.
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The general objective of the Journalism and Media Studies programme offered by the University of Nairobi  is to equip the student with foundational, scientifically derived and practically grounded knowledge, understanding and skills of communication in its widest meaning in mediated, group, interpersonal, mass and intercultural forms.

It has been realised that the technical and practical skills orientation of journalism training in Africa is no longer adequate in the current context: communication and media practitioners require a clear understanding of their society and forces affecting them such as the challenges of development, globalisation and the impact this has on Africa. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Science And Technology In Development
  • Elements Of Economics
  • Hiv And Aids Instructions
  • Communication And Society
  • Psychology Of Communication
  • History Of Mass Communication
  • Culture And Performing Studies
  • Computer Applications

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the minimum University entry requirements.

Subject to regulation (a) above, eligible candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies shall be:

  • Holders of KCSE with a mean grade of C+ and a minimum of C+ in English or Kiswahili or its equivalent.
  • Holders of the KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C plainor equivalent; or KCE Division II or equivalent; or EACE Division II or equivalent, with a minimum of C+ in English or Kiswahili- all of these candidates MUST ALSOhave a Diploma or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    100 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 100 EUR per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    100 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 100 EUR per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

 11,500 Kshs. Foreign students to add 25% on all items.

Living costs for Nairobi

  • 49608 - 74990 KES/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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