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Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons) Journalism

Offered by: Quest International University (QIU)

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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course DurationFT: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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FacultyFaculty of Social Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyCommunication & Broadcasting
Course Description

The Bachelor of Mass Communication (Honours) Journalism programme has been carefully designed with inputs from industry experts and scholars to produce passionate aspiring journalists who meet market demands and stay ahead of their competitors. Students will be exposed to a variety of journalistic writing and reporting that include conducting research and investigations. They also learn to evaluate and present critical information for both market and societal needs. Key communication theories combined with a comprehensive curriculum that are student-centred make learning at QIU the best possible experience.

General Studies Subjects
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban * / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2** (U1)
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A #/Communication Skills (U2)
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Sustainable Development in Malaysia (U3)
  • Community Service (U4)
University Courses
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Devices, Networks & Applications
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking
  • Co-curriculum Activities
Core Courses
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Mass Media in Society
  • Communication Theory
  • Scripting for Media
  • Elective 1: Creative and Critical Thinking / Marketing Communication
  • Rhetoric, Articulation and Persuasion
  • Media and Consumer Analytics
  • Elective 2: Social Psychology/ Sociology
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Event Management
  • Intro to Brand Management
  • Media Psychology
  • Communication Research
  • Introduction to Digital Videography
  • Reporting and Editing for Media
  • Specialised Journalism
  • Feature Writing in the Digital Age
  • Creative Writing for Media
  • Introduction to Digital Photography
  • Data Journalism
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Visual Communication
  • Broadcast and Digital Journalism
  • Politics and the Media
  • Photojournalism
  • Convergence Journalism
  • Digital Newspaper and E-Magazine Production
  • Research Project I
  • Globalisation and Communication
  • Research Project II
  • Industry Training


Entry Requirements
English Proficiency (TOEFL) score of 500 OR (IELTS) score of 5.0 OR its equivalent
Matriculation / Pre-University / Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) programme or equivalentPass with a minimum of grade C (CGPA 2.0) in TWO (2) subjects AND a credit in English at SPM level
General Certificate of Education Advanced (“A”) Level PassA Level or equivalent with a minimum of grade D in TWO (2) subjects AND a credit in English at O level
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)Pass with a minimum grade B IN five (5) subjects including English
Recognised Diploma in a related fieldPass with a minimum CGPA 2.00 and a credit in English at SPM level or its equivalent
Other QualificationsOther equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
Intake Months

April, July, September/October

Career Prospects
Journalism: Newspaper & MagazineBroadcasting: Television, Radio, Internet & Mobile
  • Print Journalist
  • Editor
  • Photojournalist
  • Magazine Publisher
  • Translator
  • Columnist
  • Press Secretary
  • Feature Writer
  • Technical Speech Writer
  • Data Journalist
  • News Programme Director
  • Radio & TV Producer
  • Radio & TV Announcer
  • Script Writer
  • Sports Promoter
  • Narrator
  • Proofreader
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Audio-Visual Writer
  • Online Content Writer

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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