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Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication


The Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication program is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the fast-paced and evolving field of media and communication. This program provides a comprehensive understanding of journalism, mass communication theories, media production techniques, and ethical practices to prepare students for diverse careers in the media industry.

Admission Requirements

UCE and UACE Certificates with 2 Principle passes, or Diploma from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning in a relevant discipline.

Prospective applicants whose final high school grades are in percentages and average points system e.g. Sudan, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia and others must have their grades first equated or standardized by Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) before admission to YMCA Comprehensive Institute.

Kenyan applicants for degree programmes should hold either;

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) holders must have a minimum Grade of C+ and above, OR

The Kenyan Advanced Certificate of Education “GCE or A-levels” applicants must have at least 2 principal passes or its equivalent.

Program Highlights

Practical Skills Development: The program emphasizes hands-on training and practical skills development. Students gain experience in various media platforms such as print, broadcast, online, and social media. They learn essential journalistic skills such as news writing, interviewing, reporting, editing, and multimedia production.

State-of-the-Art Facilities: Students have access to modern media production facilities, including newsrooms, broadcast studios, editing suites, and multimedia labs. These facilities provide an immersive learning environment where students can apply theoretical knowledge to real-world media production scenarios.

Industry-Experienced Faculty: The program is taught by experienced faculty who have extensive backgrounds in journalism and mass communication. They bring their industry insights, practical experience, and professional networks into the classroom, mentoring students and preparing them for the realities of the media industry.

Internships and Industry Connections: The program encourages students to participate in internships and industry placements with renowned media organizations. These opportunities allow students to gain practical experience, develop professional networks, and enhance their employability upon graduation.

Emphasis on Ethical and Responsible Journalism: The program instills a strong understanding of journalistic ethics and responsible media practices. Students learn to critically analyze media content, navigate ethical challenges, and uphold the principles of accuracy, fairness, and objectivity in their work.

Functional Fees
Functional fees paid by each new student.
Item Semester 1 Semester 2
Application Fee – Per Year 60,000 N/A
Registration Fee – Per Year 30,000 N/A
Identity Card – Per Year 25,000 N/A
Examination Fee - Per Semester 100,000 100,000
Library Fee – Per Semester 70,000 70,000
Development Fee – Per Year 60,000 N/A
Guild Fee – Per Year 25,000 N/A
Sports Fee – Per Year 20,000 N/A
Medical Fee – Per Year 50,000 30,000


A UGX 20,000 NCHE Fee is paid annually and directly to the National Council for Higher Education by the applicant upon enrolment.

Hostel accommodation for male and female students is available at Buwambo Campus at a fee of UGX 550,000 per quarter (Inclusive of accommodation and meals).

All students in the hostel will be required to bring toiletries.

Where to Bank

All payments should be made in any of the following Banks or their Branches throughout the country in the name of YMCA Comprehensive Institute.

Bank Account Number
Bank of Africa 02022350002
Housing Finance Bank 121160377300
Centenary Bank 3710600053
Stanbic Bank 9030005853000
Equity Bank 1039200875951

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