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
Heritage Day Message - 23/09/2014
September 24 is a very special day in South Africaís calendar where we all come together to celebrate our heritage. This year the University of Pretoria celebrates 20 years of democracy in South Africa and acknowledges the diversity of cultures and traditions that give us our shared heritage.
Prof Don Cowan receives Chancellorís Award - 23/09/2014
Prof Don Cowan, an international researcher of note and the Director of both the Genomics Research Institute (GRI) and the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG) in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, was recently awarded the Chancellorís Award for Research.
Castle Lager, Mark Boucher and the Veterinary Genetics Lab put rhinos in safe hands - 19/09/2014
Cricket icon Mark Boucher is not only a champion sportsman, but also someone who is committed to playing his part to protect rhinos from extinction. After retiring from cricket, he partnered with Castle Lager to set up the Castle Lager Boucher Legacy Ė Rhino in Safe Hands. Boucher chose to specifically support UPís Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) and aims to raise enough money to register all South Africaís rhinos onto the DNA database of the VGL, known as RhODIS.
Unlocking the secrets of lightning - 19/09/2014
In South Africa, approximately 80 to 100 people die each year as a result of lightning strikes, and approximately seven times as many people are struck and survive. Dr Ryan Blumenthal, a senior specialist in the Department of Forensic Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria, has spent over ten years researching the effects of lightning on the human and the animal body and is very knowledgeable on the risks associated with this capricious and unpredictable natural phenomenon.