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Honours in Political Communication

Convener

Associate Prof Musawenkosi Ndlovu


Admission requirements

(a) Faculty requirements are set out under rules FH3.

(b) Specialisation requirements:

  • Completion of a first degree with appropriate courses in Political Science, Media and Writing or closely related disciplines.
  • Applicants should score an average of seventy percent (70%) for their media studies major or for a major from a cognate discipline, or at the discretion of the HOD.
  • Students transferring from other universities and/or who do not have a background in Media and Writing or Political Science may apply to the Convener. The programme committee will consider such applicants on an individual basis for their suitability to the programme.

Prescribed curriculum:

The curriculum comprises four taught courses and a research essay/project at HEQSF level 8 (4000-level).

Compulsory (core) courses

NQF credits

HEQSF level

FAM4009H

Media Research Project 30 8
FAM4008F Media Theory and Media Research

24

8

FAM4013F Political Communication

24

8

Elective courses: Two approved electives at HEQSF level 8 (4000-level) from the following list:

FAM4031FS South African Public Rhetoric

24

8

FAM4042FS

Media, Development and Globalisation 24 8
  OR a cognative elective in another department