MA in Media and Communications

Admission Requirements

  • A recognized Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline plus motivation and readiness for independent learning are basic requirements. Practical experience in either media or communication areas is given priority for admission.
  • A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.00
  • A good mastery written English.
  • Admission is on competition basis; therefore candidates should pass and score better in   entrance examinations.
  • Three recommendation letters from their instructors and work places.
  • Fulfilment of other admission requirements set by BDU.

Objectives

The department in this MA program has the following training objectives:

  • To produce trained and critical journalists for print and broadcast media
  • To create well-trained and vibrant media managers and executives
  • To enable communicators and officers to become competent in a culturally diversified setting
  • To capacitate media planners so that they can manage information and communication effectively.
  • To produce advanced analytical and critical journalists, communicators and media managers who can make utmost contribution for the overall development of the country.
  • To develop a centre of resources (manpower and expertise, facilities and technologies as well as information and references) in the media and communication for national development.
  • To enrich the competence of the candidates in research in the areas of media and communications.
  • To train candidates who can serve in higher learning institutions in the field of media and communications.

Graduation Requirements

Students will qualify for graduation upon a successful completion of all specified courses and a final thesis which must be written and defended. Students must score an average of B (3.0) in order to qualify for graduation. They should not have an F in any of the courses offered in the programme. A thesis approved by internal/ external examiners with a minimum average of satisfactory is mandatory.

Course Breakdown

YEAR I   Semester I

 

Course Title

Course Code

Cr. Hrs.

1

Media Production & Management I

MeCo 501

2

2

Communication Theories

MeCo 531

3

3

Contemporary Journalism

MeCo 511

2

4

Public Relations Theories & Practices

MeCo  541

3

                                                                                                 Total

10

 YEAR I   Semester II

 

Course Title

Course Code

Cr. Hrs.

1

Media Production & Management II

MeCo 502

3

2

Media , Democracy and Globalization

MeCo 512

2

3

Communication for Development

MeCo  552

3

4

Research Methods in Media & Communication

MeCo 561

3

                                                                                                 Total

11

 YEAR II   Semester I

 

Course Title

Course Code

Cr. Hrs.

1

Media Law & Ethics

MeCo 611

2

2

Media Literacy

MeCo 621

2

3

Internship*

MeCo 671

1

4

MA Thesis

MeCo 672

-

                                                                                                 Total

5

 YEAR II Semester II

 

Course Title

Course Code

Cr. Hrs.

1

MA Thesis

MeCo 672

6

                                                                                                 Total

6

*can be conducted during summer before the semester

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