Advanced Certificate in Journalism

SUMMARY

Level
Advanced Certificate(MNQF Level 4)
Duration
1 year(2 Semesters)
Modes
Available Modes (Full-Time (Evening))
Course Fee
Course FeeMVR 6,960

current Intake

current Intake
August Intake 2024
Campus
Male' (Full-Time (Evening))

Overview

With the growth of the Maldivian journalism industry and the increasing demand for news, it is crucial for the country to establish a journalism program that educates students in professional standards, skills, and practices. Furthermore, despite the existence of numerous short-term training programs in the Maldives, there is a high demand for a journalism diploma that provides students with a comprehensive and long-term education in the field.

Entry Requirements

General Entry

  • i) Three passes in GCE O' Level/IGCSE/SSC or equivalent; OR
  • ii) Attainment of a Level 3 qualification OR

Alternative Entry

  • i) 18 years old and 1 year work experience AND Ability to communicate in the language of instruction

General Notes

  • Entry requirements are indicative. Depending on the sequence and the number of applications received, all qualifying students may not gain entry.
  • Circumstances may require the University to defer or cancel some courses, especially when the minimum class size (10 for certificate & diploma courses, 15 for Degrees courses) is not achieved.
  • Passes at GCE OL/SSC and HSC is considered to be grades "C" or above and passes at GCE AL is considered to be the grades "E" or above.

Structure

Semester 1

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
DHI017
Dhivehi 1 (CORE)
870
ENG017
English 1 (CORE)
870
JOU101
Introduction to Mass Communication (CORE)
870
SOC015
Maldivian Studies (CORE)
870
Semester Total60
3,480

Semester 2

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
DHI111
Dhivehi II (CORE)
870
ENG023
English II (CORE)
870
JOU001
Introduction to News and Media Ethics (CORE)
870
JOU003
Introduction to Digital Journalism (CORE)
870
Semester Total60
3,480
Course Total 120 CP
Total: 6,960

Careers

Broadcast journalist Online journalist Investigative journalist Public relation officer Social media Photojournalist Digital Marker Videographer Video editor TV producer