WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$0 for the full programme
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Production
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020
Programme Overview

Candidates will sit for examinations at the end of each semester. Candidates must attend the prescribed courses of study in accordance with University regulations and those of the School, before being permitted to sit for examinations.

All end-of-semester examinations shall consist of a two-hour paper for each course unit taken in the semester.

Continuous Assessment Tests (CATS) shall constitute 30% of the total marks in a given unit. The School shall develop procedures for CAT(s).

Each course unit shall be graded out of an examination of 100 marks, and the pass mark shall be 40% for each unit.


a)    All candidates registered for the Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies) degree programme must study and pass all the Twenty–Four (24) prescribed School of Journalism foundational courses in the First and Second years of their study. Subsequently, they shall select an area of specialisation in either Print Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Public Relations or Development Communication during their Third and Fourth years of study.

b)   The programme shall require the industrial attachment of at least two (2) months (equivalent to 2 Courses) after third year and completion of a research or professional project during the fourth year of study. To be awarded the degree, students must study and pass in a total of 50-course units.

The minimum period for completion of the Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies) programme shall be eight (8) semesters. Candidates shall be allowed to complete their studies over a maximum of sixteen (16) semesters.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the minimum University entry requirements.

Subject to the regulation above, eligible candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies shall be:
– Holders of KCSE with a mean grade of C+ and a minimum of C+ in English or Kiswahili or its equivalent.
– Holders of the KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C plain or equivalent; or KCE Division II or equivalent; or EACE Division II or equivalent, with a minimum of C+ in English or Kiswahili- all of these candidates MUST ALSO have a Diploma or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution.
– Holders of KCSE with C plain or equivalent, or KCE Division III or equivalent; or EACE Division III or equivalent, with a minimum of C+ in English or Kiswahili. In addition these candidates MUST ALSO have a credit and a Diploma or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution.
– Holder of KCSE with C- or equivalent with a minimum C+ in English or Kiswhahili. In addition, these candidates MUST ALSO have a certificate and a credit in a Diploma or equivalent from a recognised post-secondary institution.
– Holder of the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with a minimum of two (2) Principal passes and one subsidiary pass, and a minimum of a credit pass in English or Kiswahili at the KCE level.
– Holder of a degree from a recognised University or its equivalent.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Application Fees for International Students: $0

How to Apply:
Applicants should visit = to apply Online

University of Nairobi has three intakes in an Academic year. Main intake being in September/October for all the courses and December/January for Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism April/May for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Education Early Childhood, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics ,Bachelor of Economics and Statistics ,Bachelor of Journalism and media Studies, Bachelor of Art Broadcast Production, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism, Bachelor of Arts Broadcast Production and all Diploma and Certificate courses.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– Feature Writer
– Columnist
– News Analyst
– Public Relations Officer
– Radio Jockey (RJ)
– Special Correspondent
– TV Correspondent
– Staff or Freelance Writer

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = 654,000 KES
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 784,800 KES
**This programme will be completed after a duration of 4 years, with fees per semester as follows:
– First Semester = 241,500 KES
– Semesters 2,3,5,6,8,9 = 186,000 KES
– Semesters 4,7,10 = 226,500 KES


International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Ndeti Ndati
Director at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries
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