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Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Journalism

Offered by: Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TARUMT)
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Exam BodyInternal Bachelor Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees34300 / Course
Fees (International Student)60100 / Course
CampusKL Main Campus
FacultyFaculty of Communication and Creative Industries
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyCommunication & Broadcasting
Course Description

This programme caters for students who wish to develop a successful career in the journalism and media industry. With industry driven content, the programme offers a teaching and experiential learning experience that prepares students with enhanced and progressive skills for professional media reporting. With a focus on an enriching learning experience, the programme prepares students for a challenging and fast evolving media world. The programme also explores the local Malaysian and global media context to produce graduates that are highly employable in the industry.

    • Introduction to Mass Communication
    • News Gathering, Reporting and Writing
    • Media in Malaysia
    • Media Law
    • Advanced News Gathering, Reporting and Writing
    • Photojournalism
    • News Subediting
    • Chinese Creative Writing OR Creative Writing
    • Interviewing for Journalism
    • Local News Reporting
    • Persuasive Writing for Media
    • Online Journalism
    • Communication Theories
    • Television Production
    • Communication Research Methods
    • Statistical Analysis for Communication
    • Media Management and Competition
    • Sports Journalism
    • Industrial Attachment
    • Newspaper Editing, Design and Layout
    • Broadcast Journalism
    • Journalism Research
    • Journalism Ethics and Issues
    • Feature Writing
    • Final Year Applied Journalism Project
    • Global Journalism OR Citizen Journalism OR War and Conflict Reporting
    • PR Practices in Malaysia OR Intercultural Communication OR Music Journalism

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

    • English for Tertiary Studies, Academic English, English for Career Preparation, Tamadun Islam dan Asia,  Contemporary Malaysian Issues, Hubungan Etnik, Critical Thinking or MPU-3213 Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Co-curricular 

      Year One Intake: Co-Curricular Course must be taken in Year 1, Semester 3

    *Co-Curricular Courses can be taken in any semester of the study

            Diploma Promoted Year 2 Intake: Co-Curricular Course  must be taken in Year 3,  Semester 1

    *MPU-3213 Bahasa Kebangsaan A is applicable to students without credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu only

Entry Requirements

(1) STPM - Grade C in 2 relevant subjects

(2) A Level - Grade D in 2 relevant subjects

(3) UEC - Grade B in 5 relevant subjects

(4) Other IHL - Relevant Foundation/ Diploma accredited by MQA

(5) TAR UC - Foundation in Arts (Track C) or Relevant Diploma Compulsory subject:

(1), (2), (3) and (4) must include SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in English Language


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

b) TAR UC Diploma will be accepted on credit transfer into Bachelor Degree programmes.

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.

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

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

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