MSc in Media and Communication
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have a Higher National Diploma/ a third class degree, how can I apply for the MSC programme?
A: With a HND qualification, you need a Post-Graduate Diploma from a recognized University in any discipline to enable you apply.
Q: I am a graduate of a non-Media and Communication degree; can I apply for the MSC programme?
A: Yes, if you have a first degree in Arts of Social Sciences while other discipline must possess a postgraduate diploma (PgD) in a relevant field from a recognized university to apply.
Q: Are the tuition fees paid instalmentally?
A: Yes, there are three flexible payment plans. You only have to adopt the one that suits you.
Q: What is your entrance exam like and how can I prepare for it?
A: Our entrance exam is similar to the GMAT/ GRE because it tests verbal, logical, abstract, essay writing and quantitative skills, therefore you can use the GMAT and GRE preparatory materials.
Q: Do I have to do the GMAT/ GRE and your entrance examinations to apply for the MSC programme?
A: Only one exam is necessary, but you may do both exams to improve your chances.
Q: I wrote the entrance exams previously, but I was not admitted. Can I re-apply?
A: Yes, you can initiate the application process again. Former application details will not apply.
Q: What is a good GMAT/ GRE score?
A: The GMAT /GRE is a standardized exam used by schools to assess how well students are likely to perform in the classroom. The GMAT/ GRE measures basic verbal, quantitative and analytical writing skills. We will consider scores above 50% as a good score.
Q: Can I specialize in one stream and have the knowledge of other streams?
A: Yes. You can take elective courses from the other streams.
Q: Can I choose my place of internship?
A: Although the school provides internship places but the student can also suggest a place provided it is in line with the school curriculum.
Q:Is on-campus accommodation guaranteed?
A:Yes. We have enough hostel accommodation for our students.
Q:Is on-campus accommodation compulsory?
A:No. Students are free to make their choices.
Q:What security measures are in place at the university?
A:The University has provide on-campus security for students and their property
Q:Where will I take my meals?
A:There are different cafeteria and other quick service restaurants on campus
Q:What extra curricular activities are available?
A:Available sports centre
Q:Are there provision/facilities for the disabled on campus?
A:Yes, Ramps are provided available facilities to aid their movement
Q:How much does the accommodation cost?
A:The price of accommodation will depend on hostel developer and the room configurations.
We expect that maximum payable by a student would be as follows:
- Single room – N550,000
- Bed space in a double room – N400,000 – N470,000
- Bed space in a room with 3 to 4 beds – N350,00 – N410,000
Q: What about an international exchange programme?
A: It could be arranged but all expenses will be borne by the student.
Q: What are my chances of getting a very good job after studying in your school?
A: Your chances of getting a good job after your studies are as high as your skills and your initiative. We provide in-class and out-of-class learning experiences to enable you fit perfectly into an organization. However, it is left to you to prove yourself to prospective employers.
Q: Is it possible to work and study?
A: Yes but only with the part-time programme. It runs for 21 months. It comprises 18months classroom experience and exams and a mandatory 3months internship (office or project base), with a minimum of 80% classroom attendance.
Q: When is my transcript needed?
A: Your transcript is expected before the end of December.
Q: How do I apply?
A: Please log on to www.sims.pau.edu.ng to apply online. The form must be filled out with precise information to demonstrate your academic ability, professional outlook, and your personality. Two Reference forms should be completed by people who know you on an academic or professional level and can comment on the area stated.