The newly launched, Master of Arts in Strategic Communications is a two-year graduate programme that combines real-life practice with academic rigor to position communication professionals. The programme is designed to provide input ranging from the changing and emerging issues in the communication environment, to leverage stakeholder insights to deliver action-inspiring messages through strategic communications. Therefore, the programme focuses on different forms of strategic communication across markets such as risk and crisis communication, leadership and innovation, health and development communication, global communication, political communication, financial communication, and investor relations. ​

Admissions have closed for ​2024 cycle. The last date for submission of applications was May 4.

​​​​​Eligibility Criteria​​

Eligibility criteria applicable for 2024 cycle is as follows: 

  • ​Have completed a four-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in marketing and public relations, media, journalism, communications, business, or cognate discipline/s from an accredited or recognised university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 (on a four-point scale) plus a m​inimum of two years of professional experience in strategic communications or a related field. 


  • Have a four-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 plus a minimum of three years of proven experience in advocacy / policy engagement, media and communications or a related field. 

In addition, applicants must demonstrate: 

  • ​Academic and intellectual ability

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills (English)

  • Basic computer literacy

  • Evidence of broad knowledge of history and current affairs

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

Who Should Apply

This programme is for individuals seeking to enhance their skills and become thought leaders and change-makers in public, private, and non-profit sectors.

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

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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