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

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

First SemesterSecond Semester
Introduction to BusinessUse of English II
Principles of Economics ILogic, Philosophy and Human Existence
Use of English IComputer Applications I
People and Culture of NigeriaHealth Awareness Education
IT and Library SkillsAfrican Communication Systems II
Legal Method IWord Processing
Introduction to Mass communicationWriting for the Mass Media
History of Nigerian Mass MediaIntroduction to African Politics
African Communication Systems I

First SemesterSecond Semester
Peace Studies and Conflict ResolutionCitizenship Education
Entrepreneurial StudiesCritical and Reviewing Writing
News Writing and ReportingEditing and Graphics of Communication
Editorial WritingFoundations of Communications research
Theories of Mass CommunicationPrinciples of Public Relations
Feature WritingIntroduction to Publishing Sequence
Advanced and Specialized ReportingSpecialized Reporting
Introduction to Film, Cinema and LiteratureRadio/Television operation
Advertising SequenceFilm, Cinema and Literature

First SemesterSecond Semester
Entrepreneurial Studies IIIssues in Nigerian Mass Communication Media History
International CommunicationPhoto Editing
Communication and SocietyEconomics of Mass News Reporting
Newspaper Management and ProductionScreen Directive
Science and Technology ReportingMagazine management and Production
Broadcasting management and ProgrammingForeign Correspondence
Book Publishing and LawRural Community newspaper
Broadcasting Commentary and Critical WritingInternational and Foreign
Advertising and PR Research

First SemesterSecond Semester
Mass Media and Laws of EthicsMedia Attachments
Data Analysis in Communication ResearchDrama and Documentary Production
Issues in BroadcastingRural Broadcasting
Educational BroadcastingOriginal Essay/Projects
Document Film ProductionInternational Public Relations
Station Management and OperationsFilm Criticism
Economic and Social issues in advertising and PRBindery and Finishing Operations
Organization &management of Advertising & PR AgenciesUniversity Press and Book publishing industry
International Advertising

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 normally:

* Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.** For complete requirements, please check the 2019/2020 Jamb Brochure.

  • DIRECT ENTRY: Available
  • UTME SUBJECTS: Any three Arts or Social Science subjects
  • O’LEVEL SUBJECTS: Any four Arts or Social Science subjects

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