Diploma in Journalism

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

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

2. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with 1 Principal pass and two subsidiaries obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.

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

4. A Certificate from a recognized institution of higher learning.

Duration of the Program
The minimum period to complete the Diploma in Journalism is two years.

Year One Semester One

Code

Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DJ 1101 News Writing and Reporting

30

90

75

5

DJ 1102 Radio Production

30

90

75

5

DJ 1103 Communication in Journalism

40

40

60

4

DJ 1104 Business Economics

50

20

60

4

DJ 1105 Kiswahili Language

45

30

60

4

DJ 1106 Computer Applications I

20

50

45

3

DJ 1107 Journalism Project I

10

130

75

5

Total

225

450

450

30

Year One Semester Two

Code Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DJ 1201 Television Production

30

90

75

5

DJ 1202 Newspaper Production

30

90

75

5

DJ 1203 Sociology

60

30

75

5

DJ 1204 Public Speaking Skills

30

60

60

4

DJ 1205 Computer Applications II

20

50

45

3

DJ 1206 Journalism Project II

10

130

75

5

DJ 1207 Fieldwork

10

130

75

5

Total

190

580

480

32

Year Two Semester One

Code Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DJ 2101 Magazine Production

30

90

75

5

DJ 2102 Photo Journalism I

30

90

75

5

DJ 2103 Media Ethics and Law

50

20

60

4

DJ 2104 Principles of Marketing

50

20

60

4

DJ 2105 Public Relations

45

30

60

4

DJ 2106 Research Methods

35

50

60

4

DJ 2107 Computer Graphics

20

50

45

3

DJ 2108 Journalism Project III

10

130

75

5

Total

270

480

510

34

Year Two Semester Two

Code Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DJ 2201 Photo Journalism II

30

90

75

5

DJ 2202 Radio and Television Production Practice

30

90

75

5

DJ 2203 Human Rights

45

30

60

4

DJ 2204 Political science

45

30

60

4

DJ 2205 Entrepreneurship Skills

50

20

60

4

DJ 2206 Journalism Project IV

10

130

75

5

Total

210

390

405

27

Program Load
To qualify for the award of the Diploma in Journalism, a candidate must obtain 123 credit units distributed as follows:

Year One Semester One 30
Year One Semester Two 32
Year Two Semester One 34
Year Two Semester Two 27
Total 123