The Malawi Institute of Journalism is a leading training institution for professional journalism. MIJ is the only training institution in the region with its own radio station and a news paper, with over 10 years of experience MIJ is committed to maintaining excellence in developing media independence and professionalism. As part of the ongoing development, MIJ has recently reviewed its curriculum to cater for the fast growing industry.
DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM
This two and half year programme has two parts; the certificate which covers 40% of the whole programme and 60 % is the diploma itself. We also offer courses on part time basis for those working professionals who cannot manage to do the course on full time basis. The details of the programmes including the tuition fees are stated below;
Applicants should be holders of a Malawi Certificate of Secondary Education (MCE), with strong English skills and an interest in writing and current events. On top of English, they must also have at least 3 credits in any humanities subjects.
This is the entry point for a Diploma programme; it is considered as the first year for Diploma.
At this level students concentrate on general knowledge and on developing the necessary skills.
The last two months of the programme students are supposed to go for attachments as part of the assessment.
Applicants into this programme should be holders of a tertiary qualification; either a certificate in journalism or a Degree or Diploma from a recognized institution.
Those with a Certificate in Journalism or a Degree in any field can do the course in less than two years.
Applicants with a Certificate in Journalism must also provide a proof of their journalism skills obtained from their prior studies by including in their application their article in a publication, or proof that they have interviewed someone as a journalist, and/or have produced or broadcasted a programme on the radio as part of their attachments.
This is a two and half year’s programme, which focuses on applied journalism and practical skills. It constitute of 40% classroom instructions and 60 % practical skills.
Students are supposed to complete a set number of hours in our radio studio and contribute to our weekly news paper as stipulated by their tutors.
The last two months of the programme is spent on writing a project on any media related topic of their interest.
Short courses/ part time
Individuals who have industrial experience and want to take specific courses either on part-time or full-time basis may do so by expressing their interest to the Course Manager. Entry requirement depends on previous work experience