Qualification code: MDJR18 – NQF Level 9 (180 credits) SAQA ID: 96908, CHE NUMBER: H16/2248/HEQSF Campus where offered: Soshanguve North Campus REMARKS a. Admission requirement(s):
A Baccalaureus Technologiae in Journalism, or an Honours in Media Studies or Journalism,
or an Honours, or a Postgraduate Diploma in related field of study, as well as proven media
experience. In the case of a related qualification, candidates should possess adequate professional
knowledge and skills for admission to the qualification and they should also apply
for the granting of status.
Candidates with a Baccalaureus Technologiae will be required to complete a bridging module:
Generic Research Methods. Registration for the Master’s degree and the bridging module
may be undertaken concurrently. Candidates with other qualifications who have not previously
completed a module on Research Methodology (at NQF Level 8), will also be required to
register for the bridging module.
Holders of any other equivalent South African or international qualifications may also be
considered, but will have to apply about six months in advance for the recognition of such
qualifications. Candidates will be required to submit an evaluation of their qualifications by
the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) with their application forms for admission.
The Faculty reserves the right to assess these qualifications and the applicant’s suitability/
competence for admission to the programme. Proof of English proficiency may be required.
Depending on the nature of such an equivalent qualification, the completion of certain additional
subjects may be required.
b. Selection criteria:
Admission will be subject to approval of a research topic by the Departmental Research
Committee (DRC). Candidates are required to submit a research proposal and other supporting
documentation to the Department.
A minimum of one year and a maximum of three years.
e. Intake for the qualification:
January and July.
f. Rules on postgraduate studies:
See Chapter 8 of the Students’ Rules and Regulations for more information.
g. Module credits:
Module credits are shown in brackets after each module.