M.SC. Mass Communication

Postgraduate training in Mass Communication is premised on the belief that Mass Communication should be the tool for popular enlightenment and social transformation.

September or January Entry

Start date

2 years



Fees per session


The postgraduate training in Mass Communication is founded on the belief that Mass Communication plays a crucial role in promoting popular enlightenment and driving social transformation. This objective will be realized through advanced media instruction and a commitment to conducting high-quality media research, training, and fostering professional excellence. As a result, the postgraduate program in Mass Communication aims to become a prominent hub for delivering top-notch media education, training, and research, with the capability to produce highly skilled professionals who are well-prepared to contribute to the media industry across various sectors including print, electronic media, advertising, and public relations.


The objectives of the Postgraduate degree program in Mass Communication are to:

  1. Enable graduates to acquire advanced skills and competence in media research, theory, and practice.
  2. Train skilled manpower for educational institutions and professional media organizations in both the public and private sectors, as well as international organizations.
  3. Equip graduates with entrepreneurial media and public relations skills to enable them to become self-employed.
  4. Train graduates to develop critical judgment skills through a broad knowledge of theoretical and practical issues in media work.
  5. Produce graduates who are equipped with relevant skills in the production of quality newspapers/magazines, advertising/public relations campaign materials and electronic media, video jingles, and docu-drama using modern technology, including ICT.
  6. Train graduates in special communication areas such as behaviour change communication for documents, political communication, and multi-media journalism.
Postgraduate training in Mass Communication is premised on the belief that Mass Communication should be the tool for popular enlightenment and social transformation.

Study Modules

Year 1
First SemesterSecond Semester
Advanced Readings in Communication TheoriesResearch Tools & Data Analysis
Health CommunicationCommunication for Development
Advanced Academic WritingMultimedia and Digital Journalism
Research Design and MethodDocumentary Production.
Specialization Elective Course iSpecialization Elective Course iii
Specialization Elective Course iiSpecialization Elective Course iv
Year 2
First SemesterSecond Semester
Seminar/ ColloquiumResearch Thesis
Media Internship

Admission requirements for M.Sc. Mass Communication include but are not limited to the following:

  • Candidates must satisfy the matriculation requirements of five (5) O’level credits, including English Language.
  • Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Broadcasting, Advertising, and Public Relations from an approved university/institution with the minimum of second-class lower division shall be considered for admission.
  • Candidates with a good CGPA (at least 3.0) in their Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from an accredited institution shall be considered.

Graduates of the Mass Communication Department of Nile University of Nigeria are prepared for the ever-evolving and ever-expanding career opportunities in the media and cultural industry both at the national and global levels amidst the discovery and advancement of communication and information technology in the contemporary world. The diversification of professionalism in the communication and information world has changed the scope of career choices in modern societies.  Therefore, graduates of Nile University’s Communication school, like graduates of similar world-class communication institutions have the choice to not only secure jobs in the field of media and related areas, but also create jobs in those great fields.  In the expanding field of journalism broadcasting, film production, cinematography, telecommunication, development communication, strategic communication, organizational communication, health communication, environmental communication, and corporate communication in Nigeria where more than 200 media houses and information firms thrive in professional businesses, our graduates are endowed with the opportunity to be career reporters, newspaper editors, international and foreign correspondents, columnists, lobbyists in high-level public places of governance, public relations and advertising specialists, development and strategic communication specialists and resource persons in the United Nations agencies and national governmental institution

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