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The MSc in Media and Communication programme is a response to the needs of the industry and has been conceived as a combination of academic and professional training. Towards this end, the curriculum has been developed in consultation with industry stakeholders, and through pedagogical methods. There are three streams in this programme – the Writing for the Media in a Changing World, Media Enterprise and Marketing Communications streams.

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

The enterprise stream responds to the need of industry for talents that build and maintain corporate brands and images, persons that are able to manage overall company growth. The phenomenal growth of the creative industries, especially in the music as well as film and video sectors, has emphasized the need for quality graduates in media and communication.
Greater emphasis is given these days to SMEs and entrepreneurship, and the media and creative industries are looking for a new kind of practitioner, one that can adequately respond to the new challenges. The profile calls for enterprising, dynamic writers, producers, directors or managers capable of creating or developing content for various media, bringing new products to the market place, and who 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 combines classroom experience with practice-expert sessions, and this is facilitated by the mix of media professionals and academics that teach in the programme. This ensures that students are equipped with knowledge and skills that make them highly competent professionally and able to meet the challenges of operating in an increasingly complex and interdependent global environment.

The three-month internship programme exposes students to real life professional experience. Thus, they are able to test their new found skills, knowledge and insights in the real world before graduation.

Admission Requirements (for either format)

First degree in Arts or Social Sciences with (minimum of second class lower division).Candidates with an HND, Other discipline, or its equivalent must possess a postgraduate diploma (PgD) in a relevant discipline 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, 214, 300

 Part TimeN3, 464, 175

 

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

M.Sc.  2019/2020 FULL-TIME FEES:

·         Plan A: Full Tuition Fees: N 2, 214, 300 with 2.5% discount (N 2, 158,942. 50)

 (The discount is applicable if payment is made upon admission in September 2019).

·         Plan B: 1st Semester Fees: N 1, 107, 150   

  • 2nd Semester Fees: N 1, 107, 150   

 

·         Plan C: 1st Installment: N 607, 150 (upon admission in September 2019)

  •   2nd Installment: N 250, 000 (November 2019)
  •   3rd Installment: N 250, 000    (January 2020)

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

M.Sc. 2019/2020 PART-TIME FEES: 

 ·         Plan A: Full Four Semesters Tuition Fees: N 3, 464, 175 with 2.5% discount (N 3, 377, 570.63k).

    (The discount is applicable if payment is made upon admission in September 2019).

·         Plan B: Per Semester Full Fees: N 866, 043.75k   

·         Plan C: Per Semester Installment Fees:

  •  1st Installment: N 666, 043. 65k (upon Admission in September 2019)
  •  2nd Installment: N 200, 000 (Six weeks to the semester examination in January 2020).

    (The same is applicable in the remaining three semesters)

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

 

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