|Degree Code:||K50||Degree Name:||MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES|
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MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
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The programme shall be covered in a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of 12 semesters. Each semester shall be 15 weeks.
The total number of course units to be taken shall be 13, of which 10 shall be core and 3 electives. In addition, candidates shall be required to undertake a research project. In each semester, candidates shall be required to take a minimum of 3 and a maximum of five course units.
Each course unit shall have 60 contact hours.
The research project shall only be embarked on after completion and passing of the 13 courses and it shall be equivalent to 4 course units.
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Applicants may transfer credits for similar courses taken at the Masters level in other institutions recognized by the Senate.
Applicants seeking transfer of credits shall apply in writing through the Director of the School to the Director of the Board of Postgraduate Studies justifying his/her request and attaching evidence of the credential(s) that would support such a request.
Applicants shall have their applications considered only after paying the prescribed application fee.
Applicants shall be allowed a maximum of one-third of the courses.
|Examinations Regulations||View Details|
Examination for each course unit shall be held at the end of the semester in which the course is taken
Candidates shall be required to pass all the prescribed course units before undertaking the research project.
Each course shall be examined by a 1 x 3 hour written examination paper and continuous assessment.
The written examination shall constitute 60 per cent of the marks in each course while continuous assessment shall constitute 40 per cent.
Continuous assessment shall be evaluated in each course on the basis of seminar papers, tutorials, essays, practical exercises and assignments.
The pass mark shall be 50 per cent in each paper.
A candidate who fails in not more than 2 units in any semester shall be allowed to re-sit those units during the next semester.
A candidate who fails in more than 2 units shall be required to retake those units when they are next offered.
A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the project shall be allowed to resubmit the revised project paper twice within the prescribed period for the programme.
A candidate shall be allowed to re-sit or to retake failed courses twice only.
A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners after the second re-sitting or retaking failed course(s) shall be discontinued from the programme.
A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the project after the second revision or fails to complete the course within the prescribed duration of the programme shall be discontinued.
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The Common Regulations for the Masters degree in all faculties shall apply.
The following shall be eligible for admission:
Holders of a Bachelors degree of the University of Nairobi with at least an upper Second Class Honors, or candidates with equivalent qualifications from other institutions recognized by Senate.
Holders of a Lower Second Class Honors degree or its equivalent with at least one year of post-graduation work experience in journal-ism, communication, and related fields such as public relations, advocacy and advertising.
Holders of pass degree and post-graduate diploma in mass communication
The Master of Arts course in Communication Studies is intended to prepare students for careers in government information services, academic institutions and the private sector. Students will be exposed to a broad interdisciplinary perspective on communication science, communication research techniques and information, education and communication (IEC) programme design, management and evaluation. Special attention will be given to the mastering of skills necessary for first-rate writing and editing as well as management techniques in communication and mass media organizations in fast changing compositional and technological environments.
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|Course Code||Course Name||Course Hours|
|KCS601||Advanced Theories Of Communication||60||View Description|
Advanced Theories Of Communication Description
|KCS602||Process And Structure Of Mass Communication||60||View Description|
Process And Structure Of Mass Communication Description
|KCS603||Audience Studies||60||View Description|
Audience Studies Description
|KCS604||Law And Ethics In Mass Communication||60||View Description|
Law And Ethics In Mass Communication Description
|KCS605||Research Methods In Communication||60||View Description|
Research Methods In Communication Description
|KCS606||Staticstical Methods And Modeling In Communication||60||View Description|
Staticstical Methods And Modeling In Communication Description
|KCS607||Management Of Mass Media Institutions||60||View Description|
Management Of Mass Media Institutions Description
|KCS608||Advanced Writing And Editing||60||View Description|
Advanced Writing And Editing Description
|KCS609||Trends In Mass Communication Research||60||View Description|
Trends In Mass Communication Research Description
|KCS610||Technology And Mass Communication Media||60||View Description|
Technology And Mass Communication Media Description
|KCS611||Applied Economics For Mass Communication Practioners||60||View Description|
Applied Economics For Mass Communication Practioners Description
|KCS612||Communication And Gender||60||View Description|
Communication And Gender Description
|KCS613||Communication, Politics And Governance||60||View Description|
Communication, Politics And Governance Description
|KCS614||Information, Education And Communication (iec)||60||View Description|
Information, Education And Communication (iec) Description
The course looks at key concepts in information, education and communication (IEC) and examines its theoretical bases as well as its socialization role. Students prepare and package IEC materials and evaluate the ethical dimensions of IEC. Also covered are "beyond-IEC" strategies such as behaviour change communication (BCC) techniques.
|KCS615||Management And Evaluation Of Communication||60||View Description|
Management And Evaluation Of Communication Description
|KCS616||Economics Of Mass Communication||60||View Description|
Economics Of Mass Communication Description
|KCS617||Communication And Conflict||60||View Description|
Communication And Conflict Description
|KCS618||History Of Mass Communication||60||View Description|
History Of Mass Communication Description
|KCS619||Special Topics In Communication||60||View Description|
Special Topics In Communication Description
|KCS620||Research Project||60||View Description|
Research Project Description