The Programme​

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.​​​

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Admissions are open for 2021 admission cycle. The last date to submit the application is July 30​​.​​​

Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application, please go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or Understand the Online Process

Only in situations where the online application is not accessible, candidates are advised to call, email or visit the campus for any support that is needed ​​to complete the online application.

Eligibility Criteria

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. 

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 furt​her admission related information, please go through the Admission​ Information document and visit the programme​ page for programme related information. You can also reach us at: ​​

​​​Office of the Registrar
Aga Khan University
Graduate School of Media and Communications
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​​​​​

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