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Prepare for an M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication

M.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication) program offered by School of Arts & Sciences, Kochi.

Specialising in Video Production & Broadcasting

Prepare for an M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication

An M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication aims to provide advanced knowledge and understanding of journalism principles, including news gathering, writing, editing, and ethical considerations, while offering specialization in areas like media studies, communication theory, digital media, public relations, advertising, and media management. The program emphasizes research skills development, enabling students to conduct independent research and critically analyze media content in its social, cultural, political, and economic contexts. Through internships and hands-on projects, students gain practical experience and technological proficiency, learning to use digital tools effectively for storytelling and audience engagement. They also acquire a strong understanding of ethical and legal considerations in journalism and mass communication, preparing them to navigate complex professional environments with integrity. Additionally, the program fosters communication and leadership skills essential for success in diverse media settings, positioning graduates to excel as media professionals, researchers, educators, and advocates in today’s dynamic media landscape.

Important Note

Commencement of Application Form: March 12, 2024

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Semester I
Course Title
Media, Culture and Society
Print Journalism and Writing
Communication and Media Theories
Writing for Print Media practice
Audiography Lab
Photography Practice
Videography Practice
Graphic Design Lab
Cultural Education
Semester II
Course Title
Research Methodology for Communication and Media Studies
Film Studies
Media Laws, Ethics and Policies
Broadcasting for Radio and Television
Info graphics and Layout Designing Lab
Programme Casting, Anchoring and Presentation Skills
Television News Production
Digital Video Production Lab
Lab Journal 1
Amrita Values Programme
Semester III
Course Title
Media Analysis Techniques
Corporate Communication and Public Relations
Public Relations Campaign Practical
Introduction to Data Journalism and Visualization
Web Designing and Content Management Lab
Online and Social Media Tools for Journalists
Lab Journal 2
Mini Project in Media and Communication
Live-in-Lab.@ / Open Elective*
Life skills
Semester IV
Course Title
Comprehensive and Technical Viva-voce
Project in Media and Communication
Elective (any one)
Course Title
Crisis Reporting
Big Data Journalism
Health and Environmental Communication
Global Communication
Approaches in Gender and Media Studies
Science Journalism
Advertising theories and practices
Business Journalism
Sports Journalism
Psychology and Media
Communication for Development



2 Years – 4 Semester


Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks.


Selection will be based on merit and interview process.

Program Details

Program Highlights

An M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication program offers several highlights, including state-of-the-art infrastructure equipped with modern media facilities such as multimedia studios, editing suites, and digital newsrooms. The curriculum incorporates specialized training in fact-checking methodologies, ensuring students develop critical skills to verify information accurately and ethically in an era of misinformation and fake news proliferation. Additionally, students benefit from hands-on experience through internships and practical projects, gaining exposure to real-world media environments and industry practices. The program fosters a dynamic learning environment where students engage with cutting-edge research in media studies and communication theory, preparing them to address contemporary challenges and opportunities in the media landscape. With a focus on ethical journalism practices, technological proficiency, and leadership development, graduates emerge equipped to make meaningful contributions as informed media professionals adept at navigating the complexities of the modern media ecosystem.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of an M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication program have diverse career opportunities available to them in various sectors, including traditional media, digital media, advertising, public relations, corporate communications, and non-profit organizations. In traditional media, they can pursue roles such as reporters, editors, correspondents, or producers for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and online news outlets. In the digital realm, they can explore careers in digital content creation, social media management, multimedia storytelling, and web journalism. Additionally, they may find opportunities in advertising agencies, where they can work as copywriters, media planners, or account executives, or in public relations firms, managing communications strategies for clients. Corporate communications departments also offer positions in internal communications, media relations, and content development. Non-profit organizations may seek graduates for roles in advocacy, community outreach, and media campaigns. Furthermore, for those inclined towards research, an M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication equips graduates with the skills and knowledge to pursue academic or industry research positions. They may work as research analysts, media consultants, or academic researchers, conducting studies on media effects, audience behaviour, communication strategies, or emerging media technologies. They can contribute to academic journals, industry reports, or policy papers, helping to advance understanding and inform decision-making in the field of media and communication. Overall, the combination of practical skills and research expertise acquired through the program opens diverse and rewarding career paths for graduates in both professional and academic spheres.

Fee Structure

Program Fee for the year 2024-25 (Semester Wise)
  • Regular Fees: Rs. 57,300
  • Caution Deposit: Rs. 3000

# Scholarship available for meritorious students. Please contact Admission Office (+91 830 400 4400) for details.

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