Welcome to the official website of the Journalism Programme at the University of Pretoria.
Please note that the University of Pretoria is considering the suspension of the BA (Hons) programme in Journalism as from 2015. Once a decision has been made, potential applicants will be informed through the appropriate media. The Journalism Programme is housed in the Humanities Faculty on the Hatfield Campus of UP.
This postgraduate course offers students from a variety of disciplines the opportunity to learn and grow together. It is a full-time, one-year course consisting of five modules. The coursework has a strong academic grounding, but focuses on journalistic outputs. Students do practical work and attend workshops under the tutelage of industry professionals.
For guidelines on applying for the BA(Hons) Journalism click here.
The Class of 2014 has been selected. For information on future applications, email email@example.com.
“Journalism is the first rough draft of history.” – Philip Graham, Washington Post
Photographs speak louder than words - 22/07/2014
Rory du Plessis, Visual Cultural Studies lecturer in the University of Pretoria (UP)'s Department of Visual Arts, has just returned from a fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin. The awarded fellowship forms part of his interdisciplinary doctoral studies and was in the research cluster 'Encounters between Medicine, Literature, Philosophy and their Circulation in Public Debates'.
University of Pretoria celebrated Mandela Day in Hammanskraal - 22/07/2014
On Friday 18 July, staff from the University of Pretoria (UP) and members of the Morokolong community, Hammanskraal, converged at the Tshedimosetso Community Development Centre to celebrate Mandela Day. At the beginning of June, the Department of Facilities Management, in collaboration with the Department of University Relations, embarked on various projects to renovate the Centre.
Damage will rest where it falls if fracking goes ahead, UP professor of law warns - 21/07/2014
Prof Birgit Kuschke is talking about an issue few lawyers in South Africa focus on. Kuschke is one of a handful of legal academics who are working on issues regarding insurance against environmental damage. Having already worked on issues around genetically modified organisms, electromagnetic fields and toxic mould, her attention has now shifted to the legal effects of fracking. While many have voiced concern about the grievous effects fracking has on the environment, such as water damage and the migration of pollution, few have discussed the massive legal and financial ramifications, especially for the insurance industry.
UP Choirs excel at World Choir Games - 21/07/2014
The UP Youth Choir and the UP Camerata Choir participated in the World Choir Games, also known as the ‘Olympics for Choirs’, that was held in Riga, Latvia, from 9 to 14 July. Both choirs performed exceptionally well, bringing back a total of five gold medals between them.