Full-time students register for five modules.Part-time students register for all the modules except for the specialisation modules and the research essay in the first year. In the second year part-time students register for the specialisation modules and the research essay. All elective modules are not necessarily offered every year.

The Honours programme consists of five modules, of which four are compulsory and one is an elective module:

Compulsory modules:

Semester 1 / Semester 2

  • Communication Theory
  • Research Essay
  • Journalism
  • Applied Journalism Communication

Elective modules:

  • Communication Management and Persuasion
  • Development Communication and Identity
  • New Media and Culture

If a student intends specialising in a specialist field in which an undergraduate module was not offered, extended reading and/or an oral examination will be required.

Permission may be granted by the Head of the Department to take an honours module from another major.

Admission requirements

Students should have a 65% average for all undergraduate Communication subjects and/or the discretion of the Chairperson of the Department is sought (see General Regulations).

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Contact details

Name: Mrs Elna Rossouw
Tel: 011 559 3434 / Email: erossouw@uj.ac.za

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 6, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Feb 2020
5,000 USD
Tuition estimate per year | Accommodation estimate: USD 2500 per year
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