List Of Journalism Schools In South Africa



Journalism is the production and distribution of reports on events. Bachelor of arts (BA) degree majoring in JMS (a three-year qualification); or. Bachelor of journalism and media studies degree (BJourn) (four years).



There are no specific subjects required but relevant ones include : English literature, English language, media, psychology, sociology, communication studies, and law.



Journalism Schools In South Africa Requirement

  1. A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies.
  2. An achievement rating of 3 (40% – 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit bearing subjects.
  3. Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.
  4. English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent.
  5. AgeExemption(23 years or older)

Journalists can work in print, broadcast (radio and television) and digital media (online news platforms and social media). They may choose to work for a news organisation as a staff writer or reporter, or be independent as a freelance journalist or even as a news influencer. Journalists can also use their skills in other communication fields. Possible jobs include: 





  • Editor
  • Community media journalist
  • Journalist at mainstream media
  • Freelance journalist
  • Content provider (online media)
  • Copy editor
  • Text editor (e.g. for a publishing house)
  • Layout and design editor (using publishing or web-design skills)
  • Media liaison/relations practitioner
  • Spokesperson
  • Influencer

List Of Journalism Schools In South Africa

Department of Journalism, Stellenbosch University

School of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University

Department of Journalism, Tshwane University of Technology

School of Literature, Language and Media, University of The Witwatersrand

Center for Film & Media Studies, University of Cape Town

Communication Studies, North-West University

Media and Cultural Studies, University of Kwazulu-Natal



Department of Journalism, Film and Television, University of Johannesburg