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Degrees and Diplomas

The degrees and courses offered aim to produce thoughtful and imaginative media practitioners and the approach of the school is to integrate intellectual study with the production of media. Students also have the opportunity to work on a range of media projects.



Students have the option of applying for either:


What do I need to apply?

You need a:

  • 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 undergraduate gateway (BJourn and BA) or postgraduate gateway (Honours, PGDips, MA, PhD) 

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Science meets journalism: Two MA bursaries available for 2020

How would you like to spend the next two years…Making a video documentary? Designing a series of posters and learning how to transform these into animated explainer videos? Engaging farmers in discussions about South Africa’s first GMO product? Learning about Action Research? Getting a Masters degree in Journalism and Media Studies at the same time? Does this sound like your dream degree?

JMS student wins international essay competition - and a trip to Paris

Sacree Kabeya was shocked and excited when she found out that her essay, one of 170 submitted, won one of five coveted prizes from the World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC). Representing Rhodes University, the nation and the African continent, the third year writing and editing student also receives an all expenses paid trip to Paris to WJEC, which takes place next month.

Rhodes JMS joins in mourning the passing of Dr Raymond Louw

Former newspaper editor and South African media heavyweight and Honorary Graduate of Rhodes University, Raymond Louw has died at the age of 93.

Rhodes JMS gears up to host Africa’s pioneer Digital Research Methods Symposium

This week, the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies will be hosting the very first African Digital Media Research Methods Symposium in June. The three-day symposium aims to find new ways of addressing the digital media research challenges in the African context and will include global and African leaders in the field.