Note: Course offerings may vary and are dependent on student demand and registration capacity.
A. Program Requirements - 30 credits:
1 - Core Courses:
Students are required to study all of the courses (3 credits each) listed below:
MACS 611 Communication Research Methods
JOUR 613 Advanced Newswriting and Reporting
JOUR 614 Writing for New Media
JOUR 610 Data Journalism
MACS 612 Mass Communication Theory
JOUR 615 Multimedia Storytelling
JOUR 616 Video Production
2- Program Electives:
JOUR 621 Perspectives on Arab Journalism
JOUR 622 Investigative Journalism
JOUR 623 Global Journalism
JOUR 626 Sports Journalism
JOUR 628 Environmental Reporting
JOUR 629 Sociology of News
JOUR 630 Documentary Journalism
MACS 633 Ethics and Law in Contemporary Journalistic Practice
3- Specialized English Language Course (non- credit Course)- Graduation Requirement
JOUR 001 English Language for Journalism
B. School requirements - 6 credits:
1 - Cross- Disicplinary Course- 3 credits:
SOSH 601 Issues in the Study of Social Science & Humanities: All SOSH students must successfully complete one core compulsory course offered at the School level as a cross-disciplinary introduction to the study of the social sciences and humanities.
2 - Interdisciplinary Courses - 6 credits:
Each program allows students to enroll in courses of special interest, and of a cross-disciplinary nature, which are offered jointly with one or more other programs. Courses offered as interdisciplinary courses may vary and are dependent on faculty availability, student demand and registration capacity.
All students will choose two courses of 3 credits from the list of interdisciplinary courses. Please visit the “Interdisciplinarity at SOSH”
page for more details about these courses and their descriptions.
JOUR 002 Internship: Students register for a 70-hour internship to completed at a news media institution inside Qatar.
C . Thesis OR Capstone Project - 6 credits:
Students in the Journalism program will have the option of choosing between writing a thesis or completing a capstone project.
The "thesis" track aims to enable students, through research and the writing and presentation of a thesis, to demonstrate their achievement of the objectives of their study over the two years of the program, in 12,000-18,000 words. The thesis examination consists of two parts; a marked assessment of the thesis by two examiners and an oral defense in front of an examination panel comprised of the same two examiners.
In the "Professional, Capstone Project" track, students will put the skills that they acquired throughout the journalism program to use by carrying out various professional projects, such as producing documentaries or news affairs programs and shooting videos for a news package.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will obtain a "Master of Social Sciences and Humanities in: Journalism".
Graduates of this program will be prepared for either careers as professional journalists or PhD studies in journalism, mass communication, or media studies.
Applicants may apply for the Journalism program through an online application. Please review the Admissions Dates to ensure the application and all required documents are submitted before the deadline.
Please visit the Apply page in order to start your application.
For any academic questions please contact the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.