The Master of Journalism and Media Technology is aimed at equipping students with highly specialised knowledge, skills and competencies in journalism practice, media technology and problem solving. This programme further provides students with an opportunity to conduct in‐depth research, independently, using the scientific method and synthesis knowledge at the forefront of journalism and media technology, while adhering to the applied nature of the journalism profession. The degree allows students to interrogate and implement approaches that serve to influence the media house as an entity that interacts with academic institutions.
Candidates will be considered for admission into the Master of Journalism and Media Technology if they have a minimum of a
Bachelor of Journalism and Media Technology Honours at NQF Level 8, or a 4‐year pre‐NQF qualification with a research
component in the aforesaid fields, or equivalent qualification in a related discipline from any other recognised institutions. In
either case, candidates should have proven evidence of having conducted supervised research.
Candidates may be required to attend a pre‐selection interview and/or test at the discretion of the Postgraduate Studies
Committee, to ascertain their competencies in respect of research.
Applicants from other universities should submit detailed information regarding courses successfully completed in previous
qualifications, especially the research project or thesis. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they have at their disposal
detailed information about the courses in qualifications conferred on them previously. The contact details of three referees should
also be provided. This applies also to applicants who had been working in the journalism or media profession since obtaining the
aforesaid qualifications. Admissions are done at the discretion of the Postgraduate Committee, who would also decide on
exemptions to be approved.