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Journalism and Media Studies

Rhodes University

24 months
1694 EUR/year
350 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Journalism and Media Studies program of Rhodes University is a NQF 9 level qualification offerred by the School of Journalism and Media Studies full-time over two calendar years.


The Journalism and Media Studies programme of Rhodes University avoids an approach that focuses on themes related to the media in favour of one that is conceptually based and that provides a sophisticated theoretical understanding of the interrelationships between media and society.

Students at Journalism and Media Studies programme of Rhodes University will:

  • gain a broad understanding of the field
  • graduate with a broad view of the different components that constitute the field. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical social theory
  • Critical media studies
  • Critical research methods
  • Digital inequalities in Africa
  • Economics journalism
  • Navigating the post-truth world, mapping propaganda, lies, and conspiracy theories and making sense of evidence in the digital era

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Certified copy of both your degree certificate and full transcript from your previous or current university in your submission
  • Letter of motivation (600-800 words)
  • Up to date resume (or CV) with at least two referees and their current addresses;
  • Sample of writing (academic/essay type); and
  • Completed application form which can be found on the postgraduate gateway (Honours, PGDips, MA, PhD) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1694 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1694 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 350 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National: R5 890
  • International: R28 450

Living costs for Grahamstown

7630 - 10640 ZAR /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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