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.​​​

Admissions are open for 2020 admission cycle. The last date to submit the application is September 18​​.​

Candidates are encouraged to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application, applicants are advised to 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 they need 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.


A four-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from an ac​credited/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:

  • Demonstrated academic and intellectual ability to complete post graduate studies.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Computer literacy and basic digital media production techniques.
  • Broad knowledge of history and current affairs.
  • Relevant work experience as evidenced by a portfolio of work and professional references.

For further information, please review the Admission Information​ document. You can also reach us via the following contact details: ​​

​​​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