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The MSc programme is a response to the needs of the industry and has been conceived as a combination of academic and professional training. This purpose will be attained through curriculum design, especially the content that was developed in consultation with industry stakeholders, and through pedagogical methods.

In the writing stream, we have kept in mind the desire of industry leaders in print, audiovisual, film and video, as well as corporate communication, for graduates with high conceptual and technical skills. Our programme is uniquely designed to produce professionals with flexible and adaptive skills, able to perform maximally not only in the media and communication industries, but in fact in any business environment. A Masters degree from the School of Media and Communication is a guarantee of quality. Our industry partners who have asked us for this can hardly wait for the products.

In the enterprise stream, the need of industry for talents that build and maintain corporate brands and images, and who are able to manage overall growth, has translated into a programme which is the first of its kind in our continent. With phenomenal growth in film and video, in new media, in ICT generally, not to speak of private operators in print, radio and television in Nigeria, the market is wide open for quality graduates in media and communication.
As the world emphasizes more and more SMEs, and entrepreneurship, the media and creative industries are looking for a new kind of practitioner: the enterprising, dynamic writer or producer or director or manager who creates or develops content for various media, brings new products to the market place, and can sustain growth in our increasingly competitive environment. This is what our programme is about: forming the new players in an industry undergoing rapid changes. In fact we expect some of our graduates to opt for self-employment, confident that what they have learnt with us will take them to the topmost heights of their careers.

The pedagogical approach which combines classroom experience with practice-expert sessions, and the presence of media professionals (Senior Fellows and Fellows) who teach in it along side academics, ensure that students are imparted with knowledge and skills that would make them highly competent professionally and able to meet the challenges of operating in an increasingly complex and interdependent global environment.

The internship programme that exposes students to real life professional experience over a minimum of three months, while researching their dissertations at the same time, ensures that students test their new found skills, knowledge and insights in the real world before graduation.

Admission Requirements (for either format)

First degree in a relevant discipline (minimum of second class lower division). Candidates with an HND or its equivalent must possess a post graduate diploma from a recognized university to apply.

Fees & Structure 

The fees for the programmes cover tuition, course materials (no textbook), the use of ancillary facilities, etc., and they are as follows:

Full time:   N2, 013, 000

Part time:   N3, 306,713

However, the fees can be paid in  instalments  as follows:

 M.Sc.  FULL-TIME FEES:

  • Plan A:   FULL TUITION FEES: N2, 013,000 with 2.5% discount (N1, 962,675)
  • Plan B:   1ST SEMESTER FEES: N1, 006, 500

2ND SEMESTER FEES: N1, 006, 500

  • Plan C:    1st Instalment : N606,500 (upon admission in September 2017)

2nd Instalment: N200, 000 (November 2017)

3rd Instalment: N200, 000    (January 2017)

(The same fees is applicable in the 2nd semester)

M.Sc.  PART-TIME FEES: 

  • Plan A:   FULL FOUR SEMESTERS TUITION FEES: N3, 306,713 with 2.5% discount (N3, 224, 045).

(The discount is applicable if payment is made upon admission in September 2017).

  • Plan B:   PER SEMESTER FULL FEES: N826, 679
  • Plan C:   PER SEMESTER INSTALMENTAL FEES:

·         1st Instalment: N626, 679 (upon Admission in September 2017)

·         2nd Instalment: N200, 000 (Six weeks to the semester examination January 2017)

(The same is applicable in the remaining three semesters)

 Please call 07088641465, 07017825427, or send an email to: msc@smc.edu.ng  for further enquiries

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