The Rhodes School of Journalism and Media Studies offers three post graduate diplomas. If you have a Bachelors degree or will be completing one by the end of the year, or have a level of experience that may enable you to be considered for such a diploma, you are eligible to apply.
The PGDip JMS is aimed at students who have typically done a non-journalism degree and are looking for a postgraduate route into the media industry. It is a one year intensive programme in which media studies and media practices are blended to enable students to begin a career in news media.
The Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies (PgDip) is a bridging course between any academic discipline and the news media industry. It is a quick gateway to media practice for people who want to change careers, or those who have not studied journalism at the undergraduate level.
Think of it as a three or four-year journalism degree course compressed into just nine months. It’s meant for graduates who want to go into media but do not have three years to invest in a full undergraduate degree in Journalism and Media Studies.
This Post Graduate diploma is aimed at working journalists who would like to become business journalists, and at business journalists who would like to improve their knowledge of business journalism. The course covers most aspects of business journalism, using a range of experts inside and outside university, under the guidance of the JMS.
To afford students the advantages of studying in the university environment and minimise absence from the workplace, the course is run over two years, part-time.
It involves two intense periods of contact teaching on the campus each year, plus a number of in-depth assignments to be completed in the students’ own time.
A number of scholarships are offered for this course, which is run by the Centre for Economics Journalism in Africa (CEJA).
Post Graduate Diploma in Media Management
The PDMM is a one year intensive course aimed at providing students with the knowledge and skills they require to perform in a mid-level management position within a public, corporate or community media organisation. The diploma is offered by an affliliate of the School of Journalism and Media Studies, the Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership.
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