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
UP awarded status as MRC collaborative centre for malaria research - 30/10/2014
The Medical Research Council (MRC) invited higher education institutions, science councils and registered non-profit research organisations in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to submit applications to become part of their new initiative, MRC Collaborating Centres for Malaria Research. The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP CSMC) recently received word that their application has been successful. The network of MRC collaborating centres for malaria research will collectively provide a multidisciplinary approach to malaria research; synergise efforts on malaria research to achieve common goals; and facilitate scientific collaboration among malaria researchers in Southern Africa.
Breast cancer is not a death sentence - 29/10/2014
In South Africa, one in 29 women is diagnosed with breast cancer each year. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many do not take the necessary steps to detect the disease in its early stages and to encourage others to do the same. Most of us dread ever hearing the words, “You have cancer”, because this disease is sure to have a significant impact on all areas of a person’s life. Ms Jonita van Wyk, who graduated earlier this year with a master’s degree in Social Work (Health Care) in the Department of Social Work and Criminology at the University of Pretoria (UP), conducted research on the social functioning of women with breast cancer, under the supervision of Dr Charlene Carbonatto.
UP’s Exceptional Young Researcher of 2014 delivers findings to an international audience - 23/10/2014
Prof Darryn Knobel is providing great insight into the control and foreseeable elimination of rabies. He recently presented his work at the 39th World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Congress held in Cape Town. Prof Knobel leads UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science’s research group on dog population ecology and rabies epidemiology, which studies the ecology of owned, free-roaming dog populations in resource-constrained communities, particularly at wildlife interfaces. The group's aim is to better understand the interactions between dog population dynamics and rabies control, as well as other aspects of dog health and welfare.