TUT National Diploma in Journalism

TUT National Diploma in Journalism

Campus where offered Soshanguve North Campus
Important notification to new applicants:
Students who intend to enrol for this qualification for the first time in 2017 or thereafter, should
note that it will not be possible to continue with any Baccalaureus Technologiae as from 2020,
since it is being replaced by qualifications aligned with the newly-implemented Higher Education
Qualification Sub-Framework. Potential students are advised to consult the University’s website
for any new qualifications which might not be published in this Prospectus.

REMARKS
a. Admission requirement(s) and selection criteria:
• FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A SENIOR CERTIFICATE BEFORE 2008:
Admission requirement(s):
A Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification with English or Afrikaans with a C
symbol (second language) or a D symbol (first language) at Higher Grade. The Head of
the Department may, in exceptional cases, permit applicants who do not comply with all
the language entry requirements to take part in the selection process.

Recommended subject(s):
Geography and History at the Higher Grade.
Selection criteria:
– Selection of all prospective students is based on a computerised potential assessment.
Applicants who are successful in this will be invited for interviews.
– General knowledge and language proficiency are extremely important in journalism and
special emphasis will therefore be placed on these attributes during selection.
– Applicants are advised to prepare themselves accordingly by, for example, reading books
on journalism and the political system in South Africa, reading newspapers regularly, and
consulting professional journalists on the nature and requirements of the profession.
– All applicants should contact the Department of Journalism of the University by telephone,
by August of the year preceding the year of proposed study, to make arrangements for
selection.

• FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE IN OR AFTER
2008:
Admission requirement(s):
A National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s degree or a diploma endorsement, or an
equivalent qualification with an achievement level of at least 4 for English. Applicants will

receive an additional credit point for a pass in any of the recommended subjects listed below.
Recommended subject(s):
A third language, Geography, History and any art-related subject (e.g. Dramatic Arts, Music).

Selection criteria:
To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Point Score (APS)
of at least 22.

Assessment procedures:
Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be invited for the selection process, which
includes a departmental questionnaire and possibly an interview.
Prospectus 2019 – Faculty of Humanities 2
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