The programme is aimed at equipping students with highly specialised knowledge, skills and competencies in journalism practice, media technology and problem solving. This programme further provides students with an opportunity to conduct in-depth research, independently, using the scientific method and synthesis knowledge at the forefront of journalism and media technology, while adhering to the applied nature of the journalism profession. The degree allows students to interrogate and implement approaches that serve to influence the Media House as an entity that interacts with academic institutions.
Graduates of this programme will be able to contribute significantly to national economic development in positions such as Media Manager, Editor, Academic, Freelance Journalist, Science Journalist, Media Commentator/Critic, Corporate Communication/Public Relations Manager, Producer and Director of Media Projects, Media Entrepreneur and Media Expert.
The Master of English and Applied Linguistics (MEAL) is a distinct postgraduate degree programme developed to consolidate and deepen the knowledge and expertise in English and Applied Linguistics dicpline specifically to deliver the language and , competen ce needed for the 21 st century digital societies. The programme focuses on digital literacies, popular literature and the application of literary and linguistic knowledge to solve real world problems. Graduates of this qualification will be well - grounded in language, literary and communication skills through the use of appropriate technology and skills. This will enable them to critically and creatively engage in a knowledge society that is marked by digital literacies and competencies. The curriculum i s structured to facilitate specialisation in the areas of Literature and Applied Linguistics with a particular focus on multi - media and digital forms. The qualification will consist of compulsory and elective courses and will be based on a combination of coursework and a thesis.
The Bachelor of Journalism and Media Technology Honours is an initial postgraduate Degree, designed for registration at NQF level 8. The programme build s on the outcomes of the Bachelor of Journalism and Media Technology and aims at consolidating and deepening the knowledge and skills of students in the main cognate area of learning, as well as developing their capacity to conduct supervised research of a n applied nature. This will enable students to analyse theoretical material and demonstrate independent and critical analytical skills. The programme requires an advanced level of conceptual and analytical ability as well as intellectual autonomy. The Bachelor of Journalism and Media Technology Honours is structured to enable students to practice in the field of Journalism and Media Technology while interacting with people and organisation through the media.
The Bachelor of English Honours has been revised to ensure its continued relevance, as well as full compliance with the Curriculum Framework and National Qualifications Framework (NQF) requirements. The revised programme addresses the ongoing need for qualified language experts in both the public and private sectors, as confirmed by members of the Programme Advisory Committe during consultations. As Namibia strives towards its Vision 2030 goals, these qualified individuals will contribute greatly to the objectives brought forward by both the Namibian government and international partners through a well balanced literature and linguistics range of courses and field work experience. Consequently, graduates will be able to contribute significantly to the attainment of national development objectives in the economy by taking up relevant jobs inthe public and private sectors of Namibia.
The Bachelor of Communication Honours forms an integral part of the learning pathway for stude nts who are enrolled for the Bachelor of Communication degree at the Namibia University of Science and Technology. The development of this programme is in line with the vision of the Namibia University of Science and Technology, i.e. to be a premier university of science and technology, preparing leaders for t he new economy. This programme produces communication specialists and spin doctors that are vital for Namibia’s competitiveness as a global player.
Graduates of this programme will be able to contribute towards national development imperatives in the sense that for the economy to realise its development goals it needs to have highly qualified personnel in all disciplines, including Communication experts and professionals. Also, graduates will be adaptable and proactive solution providers of communication pr oblems in dynamic multicultural private and public organisations. Refer to section16 in this regard.
The Bachelor of Communication has been revised to ensure its continued relevance, as well as full compliance with Curriculum Framework and National Qualifications Framework (NQF) requirements. The revised programme add resses the ongoing need for qualified communicators in both the public and private sectors.
The review of the Bachelor of English programme is in line with the transformation from the Polytechnic of Namibia to the Namibia University of Science and Technology. The revised Bachelor of English programme thus provide state of the art education in so far as English is concerned by incorporating digital literature and digital technologies into the traditional subject matter.
The Bachelor of Journalism and Media T echnology replace s the Bachelor of Journalism and Communication Technology currently registered on the NQF. The programme has been revised to ensure its continued relevance, as well as full compliance with Curriculum Framework and National Qualifications Fr amework (NQF) requirements.
In keeping with the Namibia University of Science and Technology’s requirements regarding curriculum development and review, the Degree programme has been benchmarked against similar Degree programmes offered at local, regional and international partner instit utions. The Bachelor of Journalism and Media Technology is, therefore, revised to address the ongoing need for qualified personnel in both the public and private sectors, as confirmed by members of the Programme Advisory Committee during consultations. Gra duates of this programme will be able to contribute significantly to the attainment of national development objectives in the economy by taking up relevant jobs in the public and private sectors of Namibia.