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Programmes offered

BAHons Journalism
The postgraduate ​​BA Honours course​ in Journalism is probably the most popular of all the courses offered by the University of Stellenbosch's post-graduate Department of Journalism. More than 100 applicants apply each year to be admitted to this one-year full-time degree.

See more information on the honours programme here.
Contact the course convenor, Ms Marenet Jordaan at or Tel: 021 808 2625.

MA Journalism
The MA in Journalism is a 180 credit programme based on a virtual classroom system and is the only modular course of its kind in South Africa. Students are only required to visit Stellenbosch for specific periods during the programme for seminars. The course is particularly popular with mid-career professionals who want to extend their qualifications and enhance their careers. The SU allows altogether four years for a student to complete a master's degree.

See more information on the master's programme here.
Contact the course convenor, Dr Gawie Botma at or Tel: 021 808 3488.

PhD Journalism​
Admission to the PhD programme in Journalism requires the candidate to be in possession of a recognised Master's degree in Journalism or Communication or an appropriate qualification acceptable and within the guidelines of the University. Admissions to doctoral studies will be considered on the grounds of a research proposal.

See more information on the doctoral programme here.
Contact the course convenor, Prof Lizette Rabe at or Tel: 021 808 3488.