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Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Journalism

Offered by: Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TARUMT), Main Campus
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Exam BodyInternal Qualification, Malaysia
Course Duration3 years
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Fees (International Student)65,400
CampusKuala Lumpur
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
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Media in Malaysia
  • Media Law
  • Digital Storytelling
  • 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
  • Mobile Journalism
  • 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. TAR UMT - Foundation in Arts (Track C) OR Relevant Diploma
  5. Other IHL - Relevant Foundation/ Diploma accredited by MQA

Compulsory subject:

(1); (2); (3); (4) and (5) must include SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in English Language


  1. Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Bachelor Degree.
  2. TAR UMT Diploma will be accepted on credit transfer into Bachelor Degree programmes.
  3. Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Subject to the Ministry of Education latest requirements.
Intake Months

June & Nov

Career Prospects

Graduates can be employed as:

  • IBroadcast News Analyst
  • Media Planner
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator, Creative Director
  • Producer/Director-Stage, Motion Pictures, Television and Radio
  • Radio & Television Announcer
  • Reporter & Correspondent, journalist
  • Web developer or Web Designer

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

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