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.
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.
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.
|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.
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 of Africa||02022350002|
|Housing Finance Bank||121160377300|