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Mengo Campus
Masaka Campus
AR +256 750-887-738  / +256-775-424363 Marketing +256-754-811-368 Kakeeka - Mengo- Kampala City
AR +256 750-887-738 / +256-775-424363 Marketing +256-754-811-368 Kirumba- Masaka City

Bachelor of Mass Communication

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Programme Structure
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Fees per semester

Journalism as a profession is a highly dynamic and expanding field of study, where persons engaged in it are constantly inquiring, analyzing, interpreting, discussing, compiling, and disseminating information about issues, events, and situations in society. This course, therefore, seeks to improve and standardize training in the Mass communication, journalism profession, and career, by providing technical knowledge, skills and attitudes in journalism, equip students with techniques of operating in the media industry in order to practice effectively with a broader knowledge of issues and tools needed in journalism. Today, there are skilled manpower, especially at the graduate level in Mass communication. The students of this course will be provided with skills, knowledge, and the right attitudes that will enable them to practice responsibly.  This will enhance their abilities to contribute to the social, political, and economic transformation of the masses in Uganda and the outside world.

There shall be a Board of Examiners, which shall be composed of external and internal examiners appointed by the Senate after the recommendation of the Board of the MRU. The Board of Examiners shall receive, consider and recommend to Senate the final examination results of each candidate.

Admission Requirements

Admission into the degree of mass communication will be through any of the four avenues:

  • Direct entry
  • Mature Age Scheme
  • Diploma
  • Others

Direct entry

A candidate must have:

  1. Sat U.C.E. examination (or equivalent) with at least 5 passes, and
  2. Obtained at least one principal pass at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education

(U.C.A.E.).

Mature Age scheme

Aged 25 years and above and has passed a mature age entrance examinations with 50% and above. For degree students, a student may also be admitted if he/she possesses a diploma in journalism from any diploma awarding institutes in Uganda, recognized by UNEB.

Diploma entry

A candidate must have:

  1. Sat U.C.E. examination (or equivalent) with at least 5 passes, and
  2. Obtained at least one principal pass at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education

(U.C.A.E). UACE requirement must have been obtained at the same sitting. Must have passed a diploma course with an average of 60%.

Other; Bridging/access/remedial classes: that is, for students who have done their secondary education outside Uganda, which shall be accredited by the National Council for Higher Education.

. Programme Duration

This degree of mass communication will take three years.

·         Number and length of Semester

Each academic year will have two (2) semesters, each covering seventeen (17) weeks.

15 weeks for teaching and two weeks for examinations thus a total of six (6) semesters for the whole course.

 

NEWCODE

PAPER NAME

LH

PH

CH

CU

MSC1101B

Introduction To Mass  Communication

45

15

60

3

MSC1102B

Introduction to Writing for Mass media

15

45

60

3

MSC1103B

Media History and Issues

50

10

60

3

MSC1104B

Introduction to Radio Journalism

45

15

60

3

MSC1105B

Introduction to Television Journalism

45

15

60

3

BCS 1101B

Communication Skills

30

30

60

3

BIT 1101B

Computer Literacy

15

45

 

60

3

DVS1103B

Introductory Economics

60

0

60

3

 

 

245

160

480

24

YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO

NEWCODE

PAPER NAME

LH

PH

CH

CU

MSC1201B

Mass Media and Society

45

15

60

3

MSC1202B

Introduction to Political science

60

0

60

3

MSC1203B

Introduction to Photo Journalism

30

30

60

3

MSC1204B

Introduction to Public Relations

45

15

60

3

MSC1205B

Theories of Mass communication

60

0

60

3

MGT 1206B

Enterpreneurship Development and Management

45

15

60

3

BHC 1201/B

History and Cultural Heritage of Uganda.

60

0

60

3

MSC 1207B

Community Field Attachement

 

480

 

 

 

Total Semester Load

345

555

420

21

YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE

NEWCODE

PAPER NAME

LH

PH

CH

CU

MSC2101B

Media Law and Ethics

50

10

60

3

MSC2102B

News writing and Reporting

30

30

60

3

MSC2103B

News Paper Editing Layout and Design

15

45

60

3

MSC2104B

Public Informatioin Programmes

45

15

60

3

DVS2105B

Research Methods in Mass communication

30

30

60

3

MSC2106B

Advertising and Copy Layout

30

30

60

3

MSC2107B

Human Rights,Culture and the Media

30

30

60

3

 

Total Semester Load

200

190

420

21

 

YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO

NEWCODE

PAPER NAME

LH

PH

CH

CU

MSC2201B

Public Affairs Reporting

30

30

60

3

MSC2202B

Public Relations and Media Practice

30

30

60

3

MSC2203B

Investigative Journalism

30

30

60

3

MSC2204B

News Paper and Magazine Production

30

30

60

3

MSC2205B

Development Communication

45

15

60

3

MSC 2212B

Internship 1

 

480

 

 

ELECTIVES: CHOICE OF 2 COURSES:-

 

MSC2206B

 Politics and Government of E.African States

60

0

60

3

MSC2207B

Literature and Journalism

45

15

60

3

DVS1108B

Sociological issues and Concepts

60

0

60

3

MSC2209B

Swahili

30

30

60

3

MSC2210B

French

30

30

60

 

MSC2211B

Luganda

30

30

60

 

 

Total Semester Load

280

690

400

21

             

 

YEAR THREE SEMESTER ONE

NEWCODE

PAPER NAME

LH

PH

CH

CU

MSC3101B

The Art of Public speaking

30

30

60

3

MSC3102B

 Graphics of Communicatioin   

30

30

60

3

MSC3103B

Advanced Radio Journalism and Production

30

30

60

3

MSC3104B

Advanced TV Journalism and Production

30

30

60

3

MSC3105B

Public Relations Strategies and Case Studies

45

15

60

3

MSC3107B

Media Management

45

15

60

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTIVES: CHOICE OF 1 COURSE

 

 

 

 

MSC3108

Decentralization and Local Government Administration

50

10

60

3

MSC 3109

Gender Issues in Mass communication

50

10

60

3

MSC3110

Public Policy Analysis

50

10

60

3

 

 

310

180

420

21

 

YEAR THREE SEMESTER TWO

NEW CODE

PAPER NAME

LH

PH

CH

CU

CORE COURSES:-

MSC3201B

Environmental Journalism

30

30

60

3

MSC3202B

International and Online Journalism

30

60

60

3

MSC3203B

Contemporary Issues in Journalism and Masscommunication

30

60

60

3

MSC3204B

Commercial and Promotional Writing

30

0

60

3

MSC3205B

Advanced Photo Journalism

30

60

60

3

MSC 3206

Research Report

 

 

 

 

MSC3207

Internship 11

 

480

 

 

ELECTIVES: CHOICE OF 2 COURSES:-

DVS2206B

International Relations and Diplomacy

45

0

60

3

MSC3207B

Demography and Population Studies

30

30

60

3

MSC3208B

Democracy and Human Rights

30

30

60

3

 

Total Semester Load

195

480

420

21

  • Tuition and other University fees are due on the first day of the academic year. Privately- sponsored students who cannot pay full fees at the beginning of the academic year are required to pay at least 60% of the course load, if they wish by the set deadline.
  • First year privately-sponsored student who fails to pay the registration fee at the end of the second week of the beginning of an academic year shall forfeit his/her place in the University
  • A continuing privately-sponsored student who shall not have paid fees by the end of the
  • Sixthweek shall be de-registered.
  • Student should complete paying all the University fees by the sixth week of a semester and be registered then.
  • In case a student fails to raise enough money to pay for a full semester load a student can chose courses within the next first six weeks and make payment for the course load he/she can afford and get registered.
  • The minimum course loads to be permitted under this arrangement should be 60% of the total credit units for that semester.
  • Student will not be allowed to pay University fees and register after the end of the sixth week of a semester.
  • Only registered students will be allowed to use University facilities, to attend lecturers, do course work and sit for final examinations.

PROGRAMME

DURATION

TUITION 

FUNCTION FEES

Total Fees

Bachelor of Mass Communication 

3yrs

   

1,630,000