​Master of Arts (MA) in Digital Journalism

This is a full-time, two-year graduate programme that combines real-life practice with academic rigor to position early and mid-career journalists as leaders in their field. The programme enables journalists to develop knowledge, skills an​d professional qualities for success at the highest levels of their profession and gives them an opportunity to work with world-renowned journalists and scholars as they blend practice, critical thinking and theory in their coursework.​​​

Admissions are currently open for the 2018-2019 admissions cycleThe Last date to submit the application is ​July 4, 2018.​ Candidates are encouraged to apply online​. For assistance in completing the online application form, applicants are​ advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Understand the Online Process. ​

Only in situations where the online application is not accessible, candidates may request for a paper based application form by emailing the Admission Office at regoff.ke​.gsmc@aku.edu.​


Eligibility Criteria

The applicant should be an early- to mid-career journalist and media professional with the following entry requirements:

  • ​​A four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited/recognized university, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 (on a four-point scale) or its equivalent. Additionally, a minimum of two years of professional experience in journalism or a related field is required OR

  • A four-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited/recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent will be considered, provided the candidate has a minimum of four years of professional experience in journalism or a related field.

Preference will be given to applicants with:​

  1. Demonstrated academic and intellectual ability to complete post graduate studies

  2. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English

  3. Computer literacy and basic digital media production techniques

  4. Broad knowledge of history and current affairs

  5. Relevant work experience as evidenced by a portfolio of work and professional references


For more information, please go through the Programme ​​​Information and  How​ to Apply​​​. You can also reach us via following contact details: ​​

Office of the Registrar
Aga Khan University
Graduate School of Media and Communication
9 West Building, 7th Floor
​Mkungu Close, off Parklands Road
P. O. Box 30270 - 00100
Nairo​bi, Kenya​
Tel: 254 203 740 062/63
Email: regoff.ke.gsmc@aku.edu​​​