Certificate in Journalism

Minimum Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirement to the Certificate in Journalism is:

1. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 3 passes

2. Qualifications equivalent to Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) as shall be determined by the National Council in consultation with the Uganda National Examinations Board

Duration of the Program

The minimum period to complete the Certificate in Journalism is two years.

Year One Semester One

Code Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

CJ 1101 Principles of Journalism

60

30

75

5

CJ 1102 Radio and TV Production

30

90

75

5

CJ 1103 Communication in Journalism

40

40

60

4

CJ 1104 Basics of Sociology

45

30

60

4

CJ 1105 Basic Communication Skills

40

40

60

4

CJ 1106 Computer Applications I

20

50

45

3

CJ 1107 Journalism Project I

10

130

75

5

Total

245

410

450

30

Year One Semester Two

Code Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

CJ 1201 News Writing and Reporting

30

90

75

5

CJ 1202 Media Ethics and Law

50

20

60

4

CJ 1203 Photo Journalism

30

90

75

5

CJ 1204 Public Relations

45

30

60

4

CJ 1205 Computer Applications II

20

50

45

3

CJ 1206 Journalism Project II

10

130

75

5

CJ 1207 Fieldwork

10

130

75

5

Total

195

540

465

31

Program Load
To qualify for the award of the Certificate in Journalism, a candidate must obtain 61 credit units distributed as follows:

Semester One 30
Semester Two 31

Total 61