Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication Admission Requirements in Kenya

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Admission requirements for a diploma course in journalism in Kenya depends on a particular university and KCSE grade an individual scored. In most cases a C- and above is required to join any Kenyan college for Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication.

We discuss entry requirements based in individual universities

KIMC DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

General Academic Information on admissions

Intakes are once per year in the month of September.

Application Procedure

Courses are advertised in the daily newspapers in the month of June. The students apply, then short listing and selection is done by August and students report for studies in September.

All applications for diploma and certificate courses should be addressed to:
The Director
Kenya Institute of Mass Communication
P.O. BOX 42422 – 00100 NAIROBI

All applications must be accompanied with copies of relevant certificates, national Identity Card.
Entry Requirements for Diploma Courses

For KIMC examined diplomas a minimum of Grade C plain attained at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) or equivalent is required. In addition, prospective applicants are expected to meet specific requirements for each of the courses offered.
For Kenya National Exanimation Council (KNEC) examined diploma a minimum of Grade C minus attained at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) or equivalent is required. In addition, prospective applicants are expected to meet specific requirements for each of the courses as may be specified from time to time by the examining body.
Entry Requirements for Certificate Courses
For all KIMC certificates a minimum of Grade C minus attained at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) or equivalent is required. In addition, prospective applicants are expected to meet specific requirements for each of the courses offered.

MOUNT KENYA UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

At Mount Kenya University, you can decide to pursue journalism at undergraduate or diploma level. If you choose diploma studies, here are entry requirements.

 

Entry Requirements
To be admitted into the Diploma in Journalism programme, a student must fulfill the following requirements:
Mean grade of C and above in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or other qualifications recognized by the senate and grade C plain in Kiswahili and English.

Exemptions and Credit Tranfers

  1. Evidence supporting the application should include certified academic transcripts, certificates and a letter from the relevant registrar or authority
  2. Application for credit transfer will not be allowed three (3) weeks after the start of the semester / trimester unless granted permission by the University Senate.
  3. The University reserves the right to administer an appropriate test, through the relevant Department in order to determine whether exemption should be granted.

NAIROBI INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS STUDIES DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entry Requirements
To be admitted into the Diploma in Journalism programme, a student must fulfill the following requirements:
Mean grade of C and above in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or other qualifications recognized by the senate and grade C plain in Kiswahili and English.

Exemptions and Credit Tranfers

  1. Evidence supporting the application should include certified academic transcripts, certificates and a letter from the relevant registrar or authority
  2. Application for credit transfer will not be allowed three (3) weeks after the start of the semester / trimester unless granted permission by the University Senate.
  3. The University reserves the right to administer an appropriate test, through the relevant Department in order to determine whether exemption should be granted.

 

ST PAUL’S UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission requirements

  • A minimum KCSE grade C- with a C in English OR
  • O Level division III with a minimum of 38 points with 6 credits, one of which must be either in English Language or Literature in English. OR
  • A‘ Level with 2 principal passes. OR
  • D+ in KCSE with additional one-year certificate or above from a college OR
  • Equivalents to the above qualifications as determined by St. Paul‘s University Senate.

Duration of the Programme
The duration of the course is three (3) semesters of 675 contact hours (45 hours per subject x 5 subjects per semester x 3 semesters)

3 Objectives of the Diploma in Journalism
The objectives of the programme is to enable the student understand the journalism field and acquire the skills and competencies required of a journalist. The course also aims at enabling the student to comprehend the challenges facing today‘s journalism professional and learn how to surmount these challenges. A graduate of the programme should not only qualify to study for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Communication, but in the interim should be able to practice as a journalist.

Generally you will note that the minimum grade required by any university for entry into journalism career at diploma level is a C+ and at least C- in English.

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