The vision of this master of Communication Science at University of South Africa (UNISA), aligned to that of the university, is to become the African college of excellence in the social and human sciences by making a continuous and positive contribution in the service of humanity.
We strive for excellence in teaching and learning, research and community engagement that together make a positive difference in the lives of the individuals and communities we serve.
The College of Human Sciences is a people–centred community of learning and practice committed to fostering a culture of learning, teaching, research and service with the intent of helping individuals and communities improve the quality of their lives.
We seek to realise an Africanised provision of excellence in teaching and learning, research, community engagement and academic citizenship, focused
- in our teaching and learning endeavours on open distance learning, accessibility, e-learning and learner-centredness,
- in our research on multi-inter- and transdisciplinary engagement, reflexive practice and collaborative practice, and
- in our community engagement and academic citizenship on promoting shared ethical and professional.
- Intercultural, Development and Health Communication
- Media Studies: Mass Communication and Media Theory
- Public Relations Practice
- International Communication and Political Communication
- Media Management, Policy and Regulation
- Communication Science for Public Relations
- Media Research
- Mass Communication Theory
- 36 months
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DisciplinesCommunication Studies View 7 other Masters in Communication Studies in South Africa
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
An appropriate bachelor honours degree, or an appropriate Postgraduate Diploma, or a 480 credit bachelor's degree with a minimum of 96 credits at NQF level 8 in Communication with an average of 60%. A student who is admitted on the strength of a BTech degree may be required to complete (for non-degree purposes - and with an average of 60%) COM4801 and COM4802 if the proposed topic for the MA studies relates to Media Studies OR COM4806 and COM4807 if the proposed topic for the MA studies relates to Organisational Communication before he/she will be allowed to register for the research proposal (MPCHS92).
International113 USD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 113 USD per module during 36 months.
National113 USD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 113 USD per module during 36 months.
Living costs for Johannesburg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.