FIMS and Nursing Building, Room 2020
London, Ontario N6A 5B7
t. 519-661-4017 f. 519-661-3506
Western's new Master of Media and Journalism and Communication (MMJC) program will allow graduates to move seamlessly between journalism and communications careers. We have taken the best features of Journalism at Western – a tradition of great storytelling and ethical journalism – and added more. In addition to being able to work as journalists, grads will be qualified for employment in a wide array of communications-related fields. And they will have the social media, content creation and media production skills they will need to thrive as media continue to evolve. Students interested in working with not-for-profit organizations, NGOs, and other activist groups will be particularly interested in the program.
Four-year degree or equivalent and have an average of at least 70% in the last two years of full-time study.
Students entering the MMJC must have mastered basic writing skills, including grammar, syntax, and the ability to conceptualize and articulate ideas in writing. The Admissions Panel assumes the entrance essay provided by applicants is entirely their own work and is an accurate reflection of their writing ability. Journalism and communication, by necessity, require their practitioners to produce clean, competent copy on deadline, often without the benefit of external editing or extensive rewriting. Students who do not meet the expectations of writing may not achieve marks necessary for progression and could be required to withdraw from the program..
Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language: