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Bachelor of Mass Communication (Honours) Journalism

The Bachelor of Mass Communication (Honours) Journalism programme has been carefully designed with inputs from industry experts and scholars to produce passionate aspiring journalists who meet market demands and stay ahead of their competitors. Students will be exposed to a variety of journalistic writing and reporting that include conducting research and investigations. They also learn to evaluate and present critical information for both market and societal needs. Key communication theories combined with a comprehensive curriculum that are student-centred make learning at QIU the best possible experience.

Career Prospects

Journalism: Newspaper & MagazineBroadcasting: Television, Radio, Internet & Mobile
  • Print Journalist
  • Editor
  • Photojournalist
  • Magazine Publisher
  • Translator
  • Columnist
  • Press Secretary
  • Feature Writer
  • Technical Speech Writer
  • Data Journalist
  • News Programme Director
  • Radio & TV Producer
  • Radio & TV Announcer
  • Script Writer
  • Sports Promoter
  • Narrator
  • Proofreader
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Audio-Visual Writer
  • Online Content Writer


General Studies Subjects
  • TITAS* / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2** (U1)
  • Hubungan Etnik* / Malaysian Studies 3** (U1)
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A #/Communication Skills (U2)
  • Media Community (U3)
  • Community Service (U4)
University Courses 

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Devices, Networks & Applications
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking
  • Co-curriculum Activities
Core Courses
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Mass Media in Society
  • Communication Theory
  • Scripting for Media
  • Elective 1: Creative and Critical Thinking / Marketing Communication
  • Rhetoric, Articulation and Persuasion
  • Media and Consumer Analytics
  • Elective 2: Social Psychology/ Sociology
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Event Management
  • Intro to Brand Management
  • Media Psychology
  • Communication Research
  • Introduction to Digital Videography
  • Reporting and Editing for Media
  • Specialised Journalism
  • Feature Writing in the Digital Age
  • Creative Writing for Media
  • Introduction to Digital Photography
  • Data Journalism
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Visual Communication
  • Broadcast and Digital Journalism
  • Politics and the Media
  • Photojournalism
  • Convergence Journalism
  • Digital Newspaper and E-Magazine Production
  • Research Project I
  • Globalisation and Communication
  • Research Project II
  • Industry Training

English Proficiency  

(TOEFL) score of 500 OR (IELTS) score of 5.0 OR its equivalent

Matriculation / Pre-University / Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) programme or equivalent 

Pass with a minimum of grade C (CGPA 2.0) in TWO (2) subjects AND a credit in English at SPM level

General Certificate of Education Advanced (“A”) Level Pass 

A Level or equivalent with a minimum of grade D in TWO (2) subjects AND a credit in English at O level


Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)


Pass with a minimum grade B IN five (5) subjects including English

Recognised Diploma in a related field 

Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.00 and a credit in English at SPM level or its equivalent

Other Qualifications 

Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

Programme Details

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