BSc Mass Communication

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Consideration of mass communication as a sub-type of human communication

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4 years

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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.

Murteza Omer Yilmaz

(Mass Communication, 200 Level)

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


You will study the following modules:

Year 1 Units

First Semester

  • Introduction to Business
  • Principles of Economics I
  • Use of English I
  • People and Culture of Nigeria
  • IT and Library Skills
  • Legal Method I
  • Introduction to Mass communication
  • History of Nigerian Mass Media
  • African Communication Systems I

Second Semester

  • Use of English II
  • Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence
  • Computer Applications I
  • Health Awareness Education
  • African Communication Systems II
  • Word Processing
  • Writing for the Mass Media
  • Introduction to African Politics

Year 2 Units

First Semester

  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • News Writing and Reporting
  • Editorial Writing
  • Theories of Mass Communication
  • Feature Writing
  • Advanced and Specialized Reporting
  • Introduction to Film, Cinema and Literature
  • Advertising Sequence

Second Semester

  • Citizenship Education
  • Critical and Reviewing Writing
  • Editing and Graphics of Communication
  • Foundations of Communications research
  • Principles of Public Relations    
  • Introduction to Publishing Sequence    
  • Specialized Reporting    
  • Radio/Television operation
  • Film, Cinema and Literature

Year 3 Units

First Semester

  • Entrepreneurial Studies II
  • International Communication    
  • Communication and Society
  • Newspaper Management and Production
  • Science and Technology Reporting
  • Broadcasting management and Programming
  • Book Publishing and Law
  • Broadcasting Commentary and Critical Writing

Second Semester

  • Issues in Nigerian Mass Communication Media History
  • Photo Editing
  • Economics of Mass News Reporting    
  • Screen Directive    
  • Magazine management and Production
  • Foreign Correspondence    
  • Rural Community newspaper    
  • International and Foreign
  • Advertising and PR Research

Year 4 Units

First Semester

  • Mass Media and Laws of Ethics
  • Data Analysis in Communication Research
  • Issues in Broadcasting
  • Educational Broadcasting
  • Document Film Production    
  • Station Management and Operations
  • Economic and Social issues in advertising and PR    
  • Organization &management of Advertising & PR Agencies    
  • International Advertising

Second Semester

  • Media Attachments
  • Drama and Documentary Production
  • Rural Broadcasting    
  • Original Essay/Projects    
  • International Public Relations
  • Film Criticism    
  • Bindery and Finishing Operations
  • University Press and Book publishing industry

The knowledge of introductory part of mass communication equips the students with basic information about mass communication as a discipline and prepare their mind for journalism as a profession

Lecturer at Nile University


Additional Information

Entry Requirements

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

How will I be taught?

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.

Career support

  • 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.

Further Study

  • PDG International Relations and Diplomacy
  • MSc International Relations and Diplomacy
  • PGD Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies
  • MSc Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies


Fees and Finance

In 2019/20 the full-time tuition fee undergraduate students on this course will be N2,400,000 (this is the total fee for the programme).  

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance please see link Fees and Finance 

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