Launched in 2015, the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) is the premier source of education providing tailored training for journalists, communicators, media executives and entrepreneurs in East Africa and beyond. 

The Master of Arts in Digital Journalism is a two-year graduate programme that combines real-l​ife 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.​​​

​The programme offers needs-based financial assistance.

Admissions have closed for ​2024 cycle. The last date for submission of applications was April 19​​.

Eligibility Criteria​​

Following is the eligibility criteria applicable for 2024 admission cycle:​​​​​​​​

  • ​​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. 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.
  • ​In addition, candidates must demonstrate a clear commitment to journalism and its ethical practice, and have: 
    • Demonstrated academic and intellectual ability. 
    • Outstandi​​ng written and verbal communication skills in English. 
    • Basic computer literacy, especially as applied to production techniques in the media. 
    • Broad knowledge of history and current affairs. 
    • Relevant work experience as evidenced by a portfolio of work and professional references.​

For further informati​​on you can reach us using contact details provided below.​​​​​

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Admiss​ion Information 2024

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​Office of the Registrar

Aga Khan University
Graduate School of Media and Communications
3rd Parklands off Limuru Road​​
P. O. Box 30270 ​- 00100
Nairo​bi, Kenya​

Tel: +254 203 740 062/63