Course Details

Diploma in Journalism

Southern University College




  • Description

    The Department of Journalism and Communication un­ dergraduate programme prepares students for dynamic careers  in  many  traditional  and  new  fields-Diploma in Journalism will enhance journalistic creative and critical thinking skills, which are essential to progression in this vibrant profession. It will also prepare students for the challenges they will face in the twenty-first century, by helping develop the analytical skills necessary for reporting events in local context. In the past few years, there has been a significant growth in media communications, which has led to an increase in demand for journalists to work in different parts of the country, especially in southern region. Diploma in Journalism explores the role of the media in modern society and focuses on the skills required to do research in the discipline.

    Field of Study

    Communication & Broadcasting

    Duration (Years)


    Course Fees

    RM 38,500 (USD 9,240)

    MQA No.


    Degree Type

    Internal Degree

  • Intake (Month)

    February, May, September

Entry Requirements

  • UEC

    Grade B in 3 subjects including English


    3 credit including English

  • Others

    Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

  • English Requirements

    IELTS: 5.0
    TOEFL - 500

Programme Structure

  • Overall Structure
    Compulsory Subjects

    Introduction to Mass Communication 

    Introduction to Journalism 


    Introduction to Political Science 

    Journalistic English

    Desktop Publishing

    Media, Culture & Communication 

    Communication Theories

    Media Laws in Malaysia 

    News Writing 


    Webpage Publishing 

    Feature Writing

    Organizational Communication 

    Newspaper Production

    Communication Research Methodology 

    Media Management

    Magazine Production

    Professional Ethics & Media Monitoring 

    Seminar on Media Issues

    Journalistic Translation

    Elective Subjects

    Introduction to Public Relations

    Public Relation Campaign

    Corporate Communication

    Principles of Advertising



    Industrial Training

    Industrial Training

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 38,500 (USD 9,240)

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