Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication in Nepal

Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication in Nepal

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Kanti KhadkaMon Oct 04 2021

Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication is one of the popular courses under Master of Arts courses in Nepal. It is a 2 year/4-semester postgraduate study program that imparts knowledge on journalism, the media industry and its importance. 

Also known as MA in journalism and mass communication, this media-centric course is offered in the following universities.

  •  Tribhuvan University (TU)
  •   Purbanchal University (PU)
  •   Mid Western University (MWU)

MA/MJC course aims to keep up with the dynamic media landscape and explore, incorporating the knowledge and skills of different levels of human communication. 

Upon completing this course, MA/MJC graduates can readily get jobs in different private and government media industries such as Print Journalism, Television and Radio Production, Advertising and Public Relations, film studies and more.

Key Takeaways of Master of Arts in Journalism And  Mass Communication & Journalism (MA/MCJ)

Course

Master of Arts in Journalism And  Mass Communication & Journalism (MA/MCJ)

Course Type

Post- Graduate

Course Duration

2 Years

Eligibility

Bachelor’s in any discipline with an aggregate of at least 40%.


Must appear and pass an entrance examination conducted by the University.

Average Fees

Depends upon the institution offering the course

Jon Designations

Camera Operators and Film and Video Editors, Copy Editors, Copywriters, Journalists, Radio Jockeys, Producers, Editors, Technical Writers, Writers and more

Class Starts

Magh of each year (Jan-Feb)

Admission Requirements of Master of Arts in Mass Communication & Journalism 

Eligibility

  • The applicant should have at least a Bachelor's degree with a major in Journalism/Mass communications or any equivalent degree from Tribhuvan University or any university recognized by Tribhuvan University.
  • Interested students from science, commerce or any other stream must have a bachelor degree from a college/ university recognized by TU with at least 40 % of aggregate marks.

Entrance Examination

  • To enrol for this MA program, the students must appear and pass the entrance exam conducted by Tribhuvan University.
  • The merit list is published after a few weeks of the entrance exam.
  • The students are selected for the course on a merit basis. So, just passing the entrance examination does not ensure your eligibility for this course of study. 

MA/MJC course details

Medium of instruction

The medium of instruction for a Master in Mass Communication and Journalism is English. You will be required to appear for the assessment and other internal/external tests in English. Likewise, you are also required to complete your master’s level thesis in the English language. 

Evaluation and Examination System

Students are evaluated externally based on theory and practical examinations at the end of each semester. Students must secure at least 40% of the total marks in final theory, internal assessment, and practical tests to pass the examination.

Attendance Requirement

MA/MJC students must attend at least 80% of the theory and practical classes in each subject. Failure to fulfil this requirement will disqualify a student from appearing in the final examination.

Thesis Writing 

Thesis Writing is compulsory for the completion of a Master of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. It is equivalent to 3 Credit hours in the Final year/ Fourth Semester. It must be written in English language and completed within the given deadline

Master of Arts in Mass Communication & Journalism Syllabus

Syllabus of MA/MCJ First Year

SEMESTER I

SEMESTER II

Course Code

Course Title

Nature 

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Nature 

Credit Hours

JMC 551

Introduction to Mass Communication Theory

Compulsory

3

JMC 556 

Development Communication

Compulsory

3

JMC 552

Advanced Reporting

Compulsory

3

JMC 557 

Political Communication

Compulsory

3

JMC 553

Advanced Editing

Compulsory

3

JMC 558 

Research Methodology and Media

Compulsory

3

JMC 554

Broadcast Journalism and Media

Compulsory

3

JMC 559 

Radio Journalism and Programme Production

Compulsory

3

JMC 555 

History and Growth of Mass Media

Compulsory

3

JMC 560 

Principles and Practices of Public Relations

Compulsory

3

Syllabus of MA/MCJ Second Year

SEMESTER I

SEMESTER II

Course Code

Course Title

Nature 

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Nature 

Credit Hours

JMC 561

Intercultural Communication

Compulsory

3

JMC 566 

Course Title: Media Law

Compulsory

3

JMC 562

Media and Democratic Process 

Compulsory

3

JMC 567 

Photojournalism

Compulsory

3

JMC 563

Social Media and Online Journalism

Compulsory

3

JMC 568 

Media Issues

Compulsory

3

JMC 564

Research Application and Media

Compulsory

3

JMC 569 

Global Media and Journalism

Compulsory

3

JMC 565 

Principles and Practices of Advertising

Compulsory

3

JMC 570 

Thesis Writing 

Compulsory

3

Complete Syllabus of MA in Journalism and Mass Communication as per TU

Some of the Master of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism Colleges in Nepal

SN

Colleges

Location

University

1

College of Journalism and Mass Communication (CJMC)

Kapan, Kathmandu

Purbanchal University(PU)

2

Kantipur City College

Putalisadak, Kathmandu

Purbanchal University(PU)

3

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Birendranagar

Midwest University(MWU)

4

Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus

Pradarshani Marga, Kathmandu

Tribhuvan University (TU)

5

Madan Bhandari Memorial College

New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

Tribhuvan University (TU)

6

Polygon College

Babarmahal, Kathmandu

Purbanchal University(PU)

Further studies for Master of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism Graduates

 After M.A in Journalism and mass communication, students can further study PhD in Journalism and mass communication or M.Phil in Journalism and mass communication.

Master of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism Career Opportunities

 With 3000 licensed FM radio stations and nearly 200 televisions with broadcasting licenses Across Nepal, the possibilities are endless for Master's Degree graduates in Journalism and Mass Communication in Nepal. 

Moreover, there are nearly 1700 online portals and more than 900 newspapers being published regularly. This means high chances of job placements and broader areas to execute acquired skills and knowledge in media, news, advertisement, and other entertainment sectors.

The MA/MJC graduates can work as journalists, content writers, radio jockeys, producers, directors, columnists, editors, freelance writers, sound engineers, illustrators, news analysts, etc.

Besides, the graduates can also pursue careers in the field of Public Relations and Advertisement.

Some other potential job providers include:

  • Film making sectors
  • Event management
  • Photography Companies
  • TV Channels
  • Journals and blogs
  • Advertising agencies
  • Newspapers
  • News agencies

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