GIJ Courrses: List of Courses Offered at the Ghana Institute of Journalism

The Accredited list of Undergraduate, Diploma and Certificate Courses & Programmes offered at the Ghana Institute of Journalism, GIJ has been published online.

“Are you looking for the list of courses available at GIJ? Below we have the list of courses available for Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Masters, Certificate, Diploma, Distance Learning Programmes offered at GIJ that has gained National Accreditation Board (NAB) accreditation.”

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List of Courses Offered at the Ghana Institute of Journalism

The Institute offers programmes in communications studies at diploma, degree, masters levels and runs certificate courses.


The Institute offers the following main programmes:

  1. Two-year diploma in Communication Studies
  2. A four-year B.A. in Communication Studies
  3. Two-Year B.A. in Communication Studies (Top-Up and Weekend) for GIJ diploma graduates
  4. One-Year M.A. in Journalism, Public Relations, Media Management And Development Communication

Diploma in Communication Studies

The Diploma Programme consists of communication, social sciences and arts subjects and provides an opportunity for students to develop their potential in any of the specialised areas in communication. Specifically, graduates can further their education or work as professionals in areas such as TV, radio, on-line journalism, wire service, newspaper/ magazine journalism, public relations, advertising or marketing.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

The Degree Programme in Communication Studies offers a concentration of media-focused courses mixed with social science and arts education. It is designed to enable students combine study areas from the social sciences and the arts, with theoretical and practical communication studies.

The programme is organised to give undergraduates a professional choice in either journalism or public relations. Accordingly, all students enrolled in the B.A. Communication Studies degree will pursue one of the following two sequences.


Print and Broadcast Journalism

The journalism programme prepares students for careers in broadcasting, on-line journalism, photo-journalism, and print media.

Public Relations

Public Relations / Advertising and Marketing
The PR programme prepares students for careers in public affairs, corporate relations management, and community affairs practice, as well as advertising, marketing, customer services, and others.

Two-Year B.A. in Communication Studies (Top-Up)

The Institute also runs a two-year programme starting from level 300. The objective of this programme is to afford the Institute’s past students who hold the Diploma certificate to further their education in Communication Studies.

Certificate Courses (Short Courses)

The Institute offers short courses for practitioners and the general public in communication-related areas. The courses include:

  • Radio and Television Presentation
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Marketing
  • Advanced Advertising
  • Advanced Public Relations
  • Advanced Communications
  • Advance Marketing
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Action and Strategic Planning
  • Radio Journalism
  • T.V. Journalism
  • Writing Skills
  • Photo-Journalism
  • Contemporary English Language
  • Events Management
  • Customer Care
  • Writing for Newspapers & Magazines
  • Effective Public Speaking, Speech Writing, and Presentation

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  2. Bayugo Ibrahim Fatawu

    I want to know more about the degree program.

  3. Please please this are my grade math c4 government e8 history c4 French d7 science c4 social c4 English c4 crs c6 will I get a degree programme

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