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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.


The following courses make up the Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons) Journalism (JPT/BPP(MQA/PA4517)01/20) programme curriculum:

Matapelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) Local


  • Hubungan Etnik
  •  Communication Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  •  Malaysian Economy
  • Community Service


  •  Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Communication Skills
  •  Malaysian Economy
  • Community Service
University Course
  • Professional Communication I
  • Professional Communication II
  • Study of Society / Understanding Human
  • Behaviour
  • Co-Curriculum
Compulsory Course
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Mass Media in Society
  • Communication Theory
  • Principles of Communication
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Psychology
  • Scripting for Media
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Development Communication
  • Media Management
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Computer Applications for Media
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Event Management
  • Journalism Law & Ethics
  • Marketing Communication
  • Media Psychology
  • Photography
  • Globalisation and Communication
  • Communication Technology
  • Digital Media and Graphics
  • Communication Research
  • Brand Management
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Creative Writing for Media
  • Publication Design and Production
  • Reporting and Editing
  • Photo Journalism
  • Cyber Journalism
  • Industrial Training


Student’s ability is gauged both through continuous assessments and final exam. The continuous assessment component comprises tests/quizzes, mid-term examination and projects/assignments which accounts for an allocation of about 40-50% depending on the course. The balance of the mark is allocated for the final examination.

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 equivalent Pass 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 Pass A 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 field Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.00 and a credit in English at SPM level or its equivalent
Other Qualifications Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
Intake Months

April, July, September/October

Career Prospects
Journalism: Newspaper & Magazine Broadcasting: 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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