BSc Mass Communication

Consideration of mass communication as a sub-type of human communication and overview of the progress; models, and elements of communication; Survey of the mass media, including their adjuncts. Examination of the characteristics, functions, contents, operations and impact of the mass media as well as national mass media systems and mass communication between/across nations.

September Entry

Start date

4 years



Fees per session

I really like the serene environment on campus; it makes learning easier.

Alexandra Enuezar (Mass Communication, 300 Level)

Study Modules

Nile University has one of the best Mass Communication departments in Nigeria with a fully equipped and functioning studio which gives us an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience.
Entry requirements for this course are as follows:
  • O’Level Subject Combinations: A minimum of five (5) credits in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or in the General Certificate Examination G.C.E. ‘O’ Level, or NECO, – National Examination Certificate or their equivalents. The five (5) credits must include English Language and Mathematics and must be obtained in not more than two sittings. An acceptable UTME score is also required.
  • JAMB Subject Combinations: Use of English and any three Arts or Social
    Science subjects.
  • Direct Entry: 

-Candidates must possess a Professional Diploma in Mass Communication from any University or Institution approved by the Senate of the University with a minimum GPA of 3.0

– Candidates with not less than 5 POINTS at IJMB, JUPEB and CAMBRIDGE A/L are eligible to apply for DIRECT ENTRY but will be required to take the Departmental Foundational 100 LEVEL courses.

– Matriculated Students who may wish to change from any other department and B.Sc. programme of the University may be given admission to 200 level, provided that the CGPA is not less than 1.5. Such students will, however, be required to take the Departmental Foundational Courses at Level 100, if they are to proceed from 200 level.

  • **All candidates are advised to check the latest JAMB Brochure for entry requirements for undergraduate programmes

The lecture method will be employed to make the students well acquainted with basic knowledge about the background of mass communication discipline. Relevant examples and assignments will be observed to facilitate the effective undertaking of the teaching and learning process. The students will be taught in class, issued course guides or materials and will be referred to the departmental laboratory for practical when need be.

  • Journalism
    Many journalism jobs have migrated to online platforms. There is an increasing number of journalists who report news on multiple media including written content, video and photography.
  • Public Relations
    Public relations uses many skills gleaned in mass communications classes. This career uses writing and editing skills, as well as ones in marketing.
  • Corporate Communications
    Companies have a wide variety of communications needs. Employees who work in this area write annual reports, reports and letters to clients and stockholders.
  • Advertising
    Mass communications majors who can conceptualize ways to sell products or ideas can consider a career in advertising.
  • Marketing
    Akin to both advertising and public relations, careers in marketing create ways to brand products and services to appeal to a wide range of consumers.
  • Graphics
    Sometimes a picture can convey a thousand words. Mass communications majors with an artistic flair can create illustrations for publications, corporations and organizations.
  • PDG International Relations and Diplomacy
  • MSc International Relations and Diplomacy
  • PGD Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies
  • MSc Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies
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Main Objectives of the SAB:

1- Development of

a) Curriculum of the department
b) Syllabus of the courses in the department
c) Institutional relationships
2- Increase the potential of

a) Internship
b) Scholarship
c) Sponsorship

Roles and Responsibilities of the SAB:  
The roles and responsibilities of SAB are as follows:
The SAB develops and recommends new or revised programme goals and objectives.
The Sectoral of “X” Advisory Board advises the department head on matters related to undergraduate, postgraduate, research and outreach programs, including but not limited to curricula, accreditation, new programs, recruitment of students and faculty, and investment of resources.


Structure of the SAB:

The SAB is composed of members from eminent institutions as well as members from industry and members of faculty of the department. The chairman of the Board is the head of the department.
The Board meets twice per academic year.

Contact the Department

Phone Number:

+234 903 178 3370