What will I learn?

This programme caters for students who wish to develop a successful career in the journalism and media industry. With industry driven content, the programme offers a teaching and experiential learning experience that prepares students with enhanced and progressive skills for professional media reporting. With a focus on an enriching learning experience, the programme prepares students for a challenging and fast evolving media world. The programme also explores the local Malaysian and global media context to produce graduates that are highly employable in the industry.

Programme Outline:

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • News Gathering, Reporting and Writing
  • Media in Malaysia
  • Media Law
  • Advanced News Gathering, Reporting and Writing
  • Photojournalism
  • News Subediting
  • Chinese Creative Writing OR Creative Writing
  • Interviewing for Journalism
  • Local News Reporting
  • Persuasive Writing for Media
  • Online Journalism
  • Communication Theories
  • Television Production
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Statistical Analysis for Communication
  • Media Management and Competition
  • Sports Journalism
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Newspaper Editing, Design and Layout
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Journalism Research
  • Journalism Ethics and Issues
  • Feature Writing
  • Final Year Applied Journalism Project
  • Global Journalism OR Citizen Journalism OR War and Conflict Reporting
  • PR Practices in Malaysia OR Intercultural Communication OR Music Journalism

Career Prospects:

  • Journalists
  • Writers
  • Reporters
  • Copy Editors
  • Editors
  • Communications Executives
  • Content Writers

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
RM17,000.00 (US$ 3,907) per year
RM 51,000 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 May 2020


Tunku Abdul Rahman University College

Kuala Lumpur Campus,

Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak,


Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

53300, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A Level with minimum 2 good passes or other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government. IELTS (Academic) - Band 5.0, TOEFL (Paper-based) - 410, TOEFL (Internet-based testing) - 34, PTE Academic - 36.

For international students

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Malaysian high school (i.e. STPM); A Level with minimum 2 good passes or other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.

International students must meet any one of the following English Language tests recognized by TAR UC as meeting the English Language requirement before they are accepted for admission to any of the TAR UC programmes.

IELTS (Academic): Band 5.0

TOEFL (Paper-based): 410

TOEFL (Internet-based testing): 34

PTE Academic: 36

Or any other qualification which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of TAR UC.

Pathways options

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About this uni

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