Master of Arts in Mass Communications

The MA in Mass Communications provides a thorough grounding in the theories, approaches and research necessary for the study of media and communication processes in both the national and global contexts.

This course will enable you to engage critically with contemporary debates surrounding the social, political and cultural roles of media and communication in modern societies. This postgraduate degree will equip you with the advanced analytical skills and knowledge you need to progress your professional career or to pursue further academic study in the rapidly expanding field of media and communication research.

Since mass communications is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of fields, a master’s degree will open doors to several career paths, including: Communication specialist in the corporate/business area, Translator/Interpreter, Communication Specialist or Manager, Customer service representative, Public diplomacy officer

This M.A degree holders in Mass Communication also have the option to choose from other career paths such as business consultancy or PR,  as a key element in human interaction. You may even get the necessary certification and degree to pursue a career as an educator, teaching specific subjects related to Communications Sciences.

Entry requirements

  • Holders of Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (BAMC) or Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with at least lower second class from any institution recognized by TCU.
  •  Holders of Advance Diploma in Journalism from any recognized institution of higher learning with a GPA of not less than 5 or a postgraduate Diploma in any area of study.
  • Holders of lower second class with a minimum of three years relevant work experience in a media institution.


Fees  are  payable  in  full  at  the  beginning  of  the academic year or several installments in each block.

No. Description 1st Year(Tshs) 2nd Year(Tshs)
1 University Fees 2,220,000 2,420,000
2 Administrative Fees
2.1. Examination Fees 195,000 195,000
2.2. Students Identity Card 10,000
2.3  Student Union (SAUTSO) 10,000 10,000
2.4.  TCU  Quality Assurance Fee 20,000 20,000
2.5 NHIF  & Capitation Fee 100,000 100,000
2.6 Provision Exam Results 6,000 6,000
Total 2,561,000 2,751,000