The department has for two decades maintained a vibrant training programme in Journalism and Communication education in Uganda.The Department aims to continuously improve the quality of academic programmes, teaching, learning and research through regular curriculum and staff evaluations, controlled enrollment, student support services and staff development.
We are home to the Bachelor’s of Journalism and Communication; the Postgraduate Diploma in Investigative Journalism; and the Master’s in Journalism and Communication. We also offer a Thesis-only Doctoral degree in Journalism and Communication.
To enhance quality training, a number of facilities are available at the Department. They include journalism@mak, an online news platform run by students; a training radio station (107 Campus Fm) for broadcasting practicals; multimedia laboratories; as well as audio-visual equipment for multimedia production.Further, students undergo field attachment (Internship), which is an apprenticeship approach geared towards helping students bridge class training with field experience. Before graduation in the Fourth year, our students get an opportunity to work in print, radio, public relations, television, and advertising.
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