Bachelor of Communication (Hons) (Journalism)

  • The programme aims to create well-rounded journalists with professional ethics and social skills that are of value to future employers, particularly in the area of media, communication, diplomacy, public relations and publicity. The course provides students with a framework for understanding journalism in a social platform. Key research, communication and media-handling skills are taught to enable students to handle the challenging world of journalism and the media industry.

    This programme will train students to analyse journalism issues and techniques from the academic and practical perspective and train students to be an effective media specialist in the world of information, local or globally. Apart from this, students will be exposed to communication management and creative problem-solving strategies. Students will also be able to understand the role of ICT in journalism and use ICT to address journalism issues.

  • Upon graduation, students of the journalism programme should be able to:

    • demonstrate the knowledge, concepts and principles in journalism and topics related to the profession
    • generate solutions to problems using analytical, critical and design thinking skills
    • adopt and demonstrate an enterprising and managerial ability to promote entrepreneurial journalism
    • apply journalism skills in the media industry
    • demonstrate cohesive social, communication and interpersonal skills in various media environment
    • demonstrate a good combination of communication, leadership and teamwork skills as an individual, team member and stakeholders
    • pursue life-long learning to meet global challenges
    • demonstrate professional ethical journalistic values
  • Programme Mode: English
    Programme Duration: 3 years on a full-time studying basis
    Intakes: January / June / August
    Fees: RM 32, 685 (Malaysians)

  • If you are a Malaysian and wish to enroll in this programme, you must have:

    • Passed Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or equivalent with minimum C Grade (NGMP 2.00) in any TWO subjects AND credit in English in SPM or its equivalent; OR
    • Passed Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with at least Jayyid grade AND credit in English in SPM or its equivalent; OR
    • Diploma or its equivalent with at least CGPA of 2.00 AND credit in English in SPM or its equivalent; OR
    • Diploma in Communication and Media or its equivalent; OR
    • Passed Matriculation/Asasi programme or its equivalent with at least CGPA of 2.00 AND credit in English in SPM or its equivalent.

    Note:
    The credit-in-English-in-SPM requirement for those under categories (1), (2), (3) and (5) can be exempted if the qualification contains an English subject and the grade obtained is equivalent or more than the required credit in SPM.

    For international students, please contact us at the faculty or the admissions office at 03-55223435 to see whether you are eligible to enroll in this programme.

  • Students are required to complete 120 credit hours to graduate. Apart from MQA Compulsory courses, students have to complete the courses below:

    Faculty Compulsory

    • Communication Theory
    • Introduction to Psychology

     

    Core Major

    • Principles of Journalism
    • News Writing
    • Introduction to Political Science
    • Malaysian Politics
    • Mass Media and Society
    • Editing
    • Feature Writing
    • Business Reporting
    • Media Literacy
    • Broadcast Journalism
    • Online Journalism
    • Photojournalism
    • Critical Issues in Journalism
    • Writing for Science and Technology
    • Investigative Reporting
    • International Journalism
    • Convergent Journalism
    • Practical Training

     

    Basic Major

    • Technical English 1
    • Technical English 2
    • Effective Speaking
    • Introduction to Sociology
    • Fundamentals of Media Writing
    • Visual Communication
    • Graphic Design Communication
    • Intercultural Communication
    • International Relations
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Malaysian Economy
    • Statistics
    • Publication Production
    • Communication Research
    • Communication Law and Ethics

     

    Elective

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Scriptwriting and Storyboarding
    • Videography
  • There are many career paths a graduate with a Bachelor in Communication (Hons) Journalism can choose. Below are some job titles that graduates can apply but these represent only some of the jobs in the market, not all.

    PRIVATE SECTOR / MEDIA ORGANISATIONS

    • Journalist
    • Photographer
    • Producer
    • Sub-editor
    • Online Media
    • Blogger
    • Content Developer
    • Media Freelancer
    • Media Officer
    • Corporate Communications Officer
    • Publicity and Event Officer/Manager
    • Marketing and Promotion Officer/Manager
    • Advertising Executive
    • Designer
    • Copywriter
    • TV & Radio Host
    • Newscaster
    • DJ and others


    GOVERNMENT AND IPTA/IPTS

    • Tutor
    • Public Relations Officer
    • Diplomatic and Administrative Officer
    • Lecturer
    • Research Officer and others
  • Name: Azira Azlin Shaharuddin
    Phone:
    Email: azira@unisel.edu.my