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Diploma in Journalism

Offered by: Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma, Malaysia
Course Duration2 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees18300 / Course
Fees (International Student)34600 / Course
CampusKL Main Campus
FacultyFaculty of Communication and Creative Industries
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyCommunication & Broadcasting
Course Description

This programme is catered for students who wish to develop a successful career in journalism and the media industry. The programme equips students with practical skills for media reporting with an emphasis on hands-on learning experience.With industry relevant content, the programme offers a holistic learning experience that produces graduates that are employable in the journalism and media industry.

    • Introduction to Information Technology
    • Introduction to Mass Communication
    • Introduction to Human Communication
    • Chinese Writing for the Mass Media OR Introduction to Drama
    • Mass Media and Society
    • Writing for the Electronic Media
    • Journalism I
    • Translation for Media
    • Introduction to Electronic Publishing
    • Malaysia: Cultural & Religious Practices
    • Basic Audio and Video Production
    • Journalism II
    • Media Ethics
    • Photojournalism
    • Chinese Creative Writing OR Creative Writing
    • Malaysian Constitutional Framework and Policies
    • Communication Law
    • Copy Editing
    • Malaysia and International Relations
    • Production & Publication
    • Media in Malaysia
    • Industrial Attachment

    Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:

    • Integrative English, Progressive English, Pengajian Malaysia 2, Social & Work Etiquette OR Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism, *Co-curricular

    *Co-Curricular Course must be taken in Year 1 Semester 3

Entry Requirements

(1)SPM - 3 Credits in the relevant subjects

(2)O Level - 3 Grade C in the relevant subjects

(3)UEC - 3 Grade B in the relevant subjects

(4)Certificate - Relevant Certificate accredited by MQA or relevant Skilled/Technical/Vocational Certificate recognised by the Malaysian Government Compulsory subject:

(1), (2) and (3) must include SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in English Language


a) SPM holders must have at least a pass in Bahasa Melayu and SPM holders from Year 2013 onwards must have at least a pass in Sejarah.

b) Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma.

c) Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. d) Subject to the Ministry of Higher Education latest requirements.

Intake Months

June, November

Career Prospects
  • Journalists
  • Writers
  • Reporters
  • Communications Executives
  • Content Writers

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

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