Academic Programmes

M.Sc. in Media and Communication

About M.Sc. in Media and Communication

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The MSc in Media and Communication programme at the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, is a response to the needs of the media, culture, creative and communication (PR, Advertising, Marketing and Corporate Communication) industries we serve.

This full time (12 month) programme which has been in existence since 2006, was conceived as a combination of academic and relevant industry training. This was achieved through extensive consultation with industry stakeholders, and its delivery uses the appropriate pedagogical methods and practices in the broad areas of our discipline.

Our pedagogical approach combines robust, interactive in-person activities such as:

  • Practical academic projects
  • Career fair and internship opportunities
  • Attendance at our ‘Meet the Industry Expert’ series
  • Mentorship and personal development sessions
  • Participation in our Nollywood Studies Centre’s ‘Meet the Artiste’ workshop


The general objectives of this programme are to:

  • Provide a high quality Masters programme in the area of communication and media comparable to the best in the world by applying internationally tested principles and techniques appropriate to the Nigerian environment
  • Impart a high level of education relevant to the needs of the nation and the African continent through maintaining a strong relationship with the creative industries and media
  • Train and instil in our students the highest level of ethics in the pursuit of their professional work and personal life, thus preparing them to play an active role in social transformation with a sense of purpose and integrity
  • Create an atmosphere that encourages the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, service and personal growth.

Specifically the MSc programme aims to:

  • Develop the technical, conceptual and creative skills of our students to the highest level
  • Instill ethical principles and practices in the formation of media and communication professionals
  • Train students in best practice in theoretical and applied research in the discipline
  • Develop an entrepreneurial spirit in students in three core skill areas



Admission requirements into the programme shall include the following:

Possession of a Bachelors (Hons) degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university with at least a Second Class Lower Division (Candidates with a HND or equivalent and who have an additional appropriate qualification may also apply, Candidates with non-relevant degree will need at least one year relevant work experience to apply )
Satisfy the School in a selection process (including an aptitude test, essay writing and an oral interview; applicants with satisfactory scores in the GRE or GMAT will only be exempted from the aptitude test)

Satisfy other University/Postgraduate requirements   

*5 Credits passes (including English)
*Academic Transcript to be submitted before the end of December 2023
*NYSC Certificate/or Exemption


Download 2 Copies of M.Sc. Transcript Request Forms   
Download Academic Referee form . Provide one academic referee and one professional referee


To be awarded the Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree, candidates must take and pass a minimum of 45 units made up of the following:

21 Units of compulsory courses
18 units of core and elective courses
6 units of dissertation

Candidates must also successfully defend a dissertation before a panel of examiners constituted by the school.


While Pan-Atlantic University itself does not provide accommodation for students, it has made available land within University property for hostels to be built and administered by private developers. All hostels built on University land are within a short walking distance of the academic buildings and comply with University regulations.

The price of accommodation will depend on hostel developers and the room configurations.

Room configurations are usually:

Single room

Double room

Three or four-person room

The providers may also charge a refundable caution deposit. Students may choose from this list of approved hostel providers.


Female Hostels


Queens Cooperative Hall

Phone number: +2348102160981

Email address:


Pearl Hostel

Phone numbers: 08102164333, 07036503695, 08102164312, 07046310437.

Email:    Or



Trinity Hall of Residence

Phone numbers: 08090886281, 08058346676




 Cedar House

Phone number: 0806 067 1077



 Trezadell Hall

Phone number: 0908 006 5366 (Solape)


Male Hostels


Enterprise Hostel


Amethyst Hall

Phone numbers: 01-4605149, 08025050459




Faith Hall

Phone numbers: 08035326000, 08020906306, 08157172941, 08120404496




 Emerald Hall

Phone numbers: 01-460 5149, 0802 505 0459



 Cooperative Hall

Phone numbers: 08037255533, 08034351240



 The POD Living Hall

Phone numbers:  09134444628, 09032555199.

E-mail :

Website :


 Private Rented Accommodation

The options here include renting a studio flat, a flat/apartment or sharing a house. These can be found in the towns surrounding the University. It is usually cheaper to share accommodation with others.

Application Detail

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into full time and part time programmes for the degree of Masters in Media and Communication in any of the following areas of specialization

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First degree in a relevant discipline (minimum of second class lower division) and at least 1 year post graduation work experience (NYSC will suffice).

Candidates with an HND or non-Art and Humanities /Social Sciences degree must possess either a post graduate diploma from a recognized university or at least a one year relevant experience in media and communication to apply.

N10,000 to be paid after filling out the application form

January – September 2023

From April – September 2023

Aptitude test, Essay writing, and Oral assessment. Candidates with current or recent satisfactory scores in GRE or GMAT will be exempted from the aptitude test but will be assessed via essay writing and an oral interview.

October 2023

12 months                                                                             

(2 semesters and a 3 month internship)

Daily lectures from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm                               

Four days a week for 15 weeks of lecture.

School of Media and Communication (SMC)

Pan-Atlantic University (Main Campus),

Km 52 Lekki-Epe Expressway,

Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.

Fee & 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: N 2, 795, 131

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


Plan A

Full tuition fees: with 2.5% discount (N 2, 725, 253)
(The discount is applicable if payment is made upon admission in September 2023).

Plan B

First semester fees: N 1, 397, 565.5k
Second semester fees: N 1, 397, 565.5k

Plan C

First installment: N 698, 782 (before or on the first day of school in September 2023)
Second installment: N 349, 391.75k (November 2023)
Third Installment: N 349, 391.75k (January 2024)
(The same fees are applicable in the first three months of the 2nd semester)



Frequently Asked Questions About MSc in Media and Communication

Q: I have a Higher National Diploma, how can I apply for the MSC programme?

A: With an HND qualification, you need a Post-Graduate Diploma from a recognized University in any discipline to enable you 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 choose my place for the 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 find accommodation outside the campus.
Q: What security measures are in place at the university? 
A: The University has provided on-campus security for students and their property.
Q: Where will I take my meals? 
A: There are the different cafeteria and other quick-service restaurants on campus
Q: What extra-curricular activities are available? 
A:  There is a sports centre for activities like football, basketball and lawn tennis games.
Q: Are there provisions/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 the hostel developer and the room configurations. We expect that the maximum payable by a student would be in the range of N650,000 – N950,000 per session.

  • Single room
  • Bed space in a double room 
  • Bed space in a room with 3 to 4 beds 
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 of 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 to apply online. The form must be filled out with precise information to demonstrate your academic ability, professional outlook, and 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.


Download Two MSC Transcript Request Form

Download Academic Referee Form (Kindly provide one academic referee and one professional referee)

Download Programme Leaflet