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BA Hons (Film and television studies)

Admission requirements: 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 subject.

Duration of programme: 1 year

Cost (2014): Between R23 000 and R28 000 per year

 

Contact details: 

Dr Phyllis Dannhauser

Tel : 011 5594112

phyllisd@uj.ac.za​

Brief description of programme: 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

Audiovisual Communication

Applied Audiovisual Communication

Elective modules:

Communication Management and Persuasion

Development Communication and Identity

New Media and Culture

 

BA Hons (Journalism)

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).

Duration of programme: 1 year

Cost (2014): Between R23 000 and R28 000 per year

 

Contact details: 

Ms. Elna Rossouw

Tel : 011 559 3434

erossouw@uj.ac.za​

Brief description of programme: 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.

 

MA (Film and Television studies) Research Master’s

Admission requirements: An Honours in Communication is required, with a

minimum average of 65%. The general regulation with regard to the duration

of the master’s programme is also applicable in this instance. The closing date

for applications for this degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first

semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester.

Duration of programme: 2 years

Cost (2014): Between R15 000 and R35 000 per year

Contact details: 

Ms Phyllis Dannhauser
Tel: 011 559 2963
phyllisd@uj.ac.za

Brief description of programme: A dissertation on a theme from Audiovisual

Communication that gives evidence of the candidate’s critical sense and

research capability is required. A research article that is suitable for publication is

also required.

 

MA (Journalism) Research Master’s OR MA (Journalism) Coursework

Admission requirements: An Honours degree in Communication is required,

with a minimum average of 65%. The closing date for applications for this degree

is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the

same year for the second semester.

Duration of programme: 2 years

Cost (2014): Between R15 000 and R35 000 per year

Contact details:

Prof. Ylva Rodny Gumede

Tel: 011 559 4112

yrodny-gumede@uj.ac.za

Brief description of programme: A dissertation on a theme from Journalism that

provides evidence of the critical sense and research capability of the candidate is

required. A research article that is suitable for publication is also required.

 

DLitt et Phil (Film and Television studies)

Admission requirements: A Master’s degree in Communication is required,

with a minimum average of 65%. The general regulation with regard to the

duration of the master’s programme is also applicable in this instance. The

closing date for applications for this degree is 31 October of the preceding year

for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester.

Duration of programme: 3 years

Cost (2014): Between R15 000 and R20 000 per year

Contact details :

Ms Phyllis Dannhauser

Tel: 011 559 2963

phyllisd@uj.ac.za

Brief description of programme: The doctoral study programme comprises

a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Film and Television

on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental

Chairperson. A maximum of four advanced seminars on relevant aspects of

the topic of study and an oral examination (the equivalent of two papers each

consisting of four modules) as prescribed in the General Regulation book are

required. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal

is required.

 

DLitt et Phil (Journalism)

Admission requirements: A Master’s degree in Communication is required,

with a minimum average of 65%. The general regulation with regard to the

duration of the master’s programme is also applicable in this instance. The

closing date for applications for this degree is 31 October of the preceding year

for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester.

Duration of programme: 3 years

Cost (2014): Between R15 000 and R20 000 per year

Contact details:

Prof. Ylva Rodny Gumede

Tel: 011 559 4112

yrodny-gumede@uj.ac.za

Brief description of programme: The doctoral study programme comprises

a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Journalism on a topic

selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson. A maximum of

four advanced seminars on relevant aspects of the topic of study and an oral

examination (the equivalent of two papers each consisting of four modules) as

prescribed in the General Regulation book are required. A research article that is

suitable for publication in an academic journal is also required.​