North-West University NWU Journalism Requirements
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Journalism students are led to discover and master the new world of multiplatform journalism. They are trained to use smartphones and other technology to create content intended for audiences who prefer news in either a printed, broadcast, online or digital format. The NWU also focuses on radio, a field of journalism that reaches people in every corner of South Africa and the world. The focus on practical skills is supplemented by critical reflection grounded in theory about the media’s role in a democratic society. The work of a journalist is placed in an ethical and legal context – particularly relevant in an era of fake news. Our Journalism lecturers have academic knowledge and extensive professional experience in the field, both in South Africa and abroad.
The NWU is one of only a few universities in South Africa offering Journalism students, as part of the curriculum, the opportunity to produce news for a live news platform while studying, giving them the opportunity to learn digital journalism in a real-life environment. You can view the website at threestreamsmedia.com.
This degree is offered in Potchefstroom (PC) and Mahikeng (MC).
Specific admission requirements apply for all honours programmes in Communication:
- A three-year degree in Communication with an average pass rate of 60% for the core modules in Communication on third-year level.
- All applicants are screened before admission.
- Admission to the specialisation fields of Journalism and Media Studies, Advanced Corporate Communication, and Development Communication is subject to screening according to the criteria stated in the student guide.
An average of at least 60% for the Communication Theory module COMS311 as well as in the Communication Research module COMS322 – or equivalent modules.
Additional admission requirements apply for each programme.
Journalism and Media Studies students are required to pass the following modules: KCOM111, KCOM121, KCOM211, COMS222, COMS326 (PC) or COMS324 (VC) or COMS314 (MC) and COMS323 (MC).