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Third Year

STUDENTS TAKE A COMPULSORY RESEARCH METHODS COURSE IN THE SECOND QUARTER AND CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STREAMS, EACH COMPRISING OF THREE COURSES IN TEH FIRST, THIRD AND FOURTH QUARTERS RESPECTIVELY:

Media and Power

This stream explores big questions to do with the social, economic and political power structures and how they interface with media. It will suit students with an interest in working in media policy, regulation and critique in the governmental, NGO or corporate sector.

* 2017 students taking this stream please take note of this special arrangement.

Media and Culture

This stream explores big questions to do with popular culture from local and global perspectives, and the lived experience of a variety of media forms and practices. It will suit students with an interest in working in the cultural and creative industries.

Media and Society

This stream explores big questions to do with the role that media play in various social structures, from news reporting through to the economic aspects of media production. It will suit students with an interest in media entrepreneurship, journalism and corporate communications.

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Entry requirements for undergraduate degrees

To study with us you need an admission points score (APS) of 34 or higher, a 5 symbol for English HL or First Additional Language and a full matric exemption. For more information please check the Wits admission requirements page here
 
If you are older than 23, an application will be considered on the basis of your matric school-leaving certificate (leading to a conditional mature age exemption) or appropriate post-school studies. All mature age applications will be required to take an NBT (National Benchmark Test) before acceptance into the BA degree. For more information please check the Wits admission requirements page here

 

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Students applying to study at Wits must contact the Student Enrolment Center (SEnC), which deals with enquiries related to applying, accommodation, financial aid, sporting and other bursaries, career education, curriculum planning and selection test information.

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study with WITS media studies

Wits Media Studies will help you understand how media work and how they affect us. We critically analyse the role of media in politics, culture and the economy.
We contribute to scholarly debates and research about media and consumerism, and media and democracy in the Global South.
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