Diploma in Journalism

Course Details

With the constant changes in technology and the rise of citizen journalism, the line between those professionally trained and self-made journalists is becoming increasingly blurred. However, the enormous growth in the media industry means that there is an immense need for well trained professionals to work in the various sections. The Diploma in Journalism Programme aims at introducing the student to the general principles of communication before delving into the various aspects of journalism. The programme is designed to introduce the student to journalism concepts while at the same time exploring the practical aspects of the course. The programme is geared towards producing a professional who can work either as a reporter, presenter, producer, editor among other positions. The course seeks to help the student appreciate the place of Christian values and ethics to a journalist working in today‘s society.

Admission requirements

  • A minimum KCSE grade C- with a C in English OR 
  • O Level division III with a minimum of 38 points with 6 credits, one of which must be either in English Language or Literature in English. OR 
  • A‘ Level with 2 principal passes. OR 
  • D+ in KCSE with additional one-year certificate or above from a college OR 
  • Equivalents to the above qualifications as determined by St. Paul‘s University Senate.

Duration of the Programme
The duration of the course is three (3) semesters of 675 contact hours (45 hours per subject x 5 subjects per semester x 3 semesters)

3 Objectives of the Diploma in Journalism
The objectives of the programme is to enable the student understand the journalism field and acquire the skills and competencies required of a journalist. The course also aims at enabling the student to comprehend the challenges facing today‘s journalism professional and learn how to surmount these challenges. A graduate of the programme should not only qualify to study for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Communication, but in the interim should be able to practice as a journalist.

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  1. Attach photocopies of all academic and professional certificates. If they are not in English send translated and certified
    copies. Non-English speakers must provide proof of competence in English.
  2. Attach a copy of your recent coloured passport size photographs
  3. Please note that you are required to pay a non refundable application fee for your application to be processed.
    • Postgraduate Application Fee- KSh.3,000.00
    • Undergraduate Application Fee- KSh. 1,500.00
    • Diploma & Certificate Application Fee- KSh. 1,000.00 
    • Special Entrance Exam & YCMP Application Fee- KSh. 1,000
    • CPA Application Fee- KSh. 1,000.00 
    • You can deposit the application fee in any of our bank accounts and then scan and attach the bank slip here. Click Here to see our bank details



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A University of academic excellence based on Christian principles producing graduates in various fields for global service.

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To develop servant leaders by imparting knowledge, skills and values through creative methods of education, research and Christian spiritual formation.

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