Welcome to the Department of Journalism
Preparing the next generation of industry experts
Welcome to the Department of Journalism – your gateway to a career in media practice and research. Our Department offers a range of programmes to prepare you for working in the broader media industry, understand the role of media in democratic societies and conduct research on the rapidly changing global media landscape. If you are interested in pursuing further study and research in journalism and media studies, we look forward to hearing from you!
The Department of Journalism Department offers a range of postgraduate programmes that that serve as a launchpad for individuals looking to advance their careers in the field of journalism and media practice and research.
These programmes equip graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the dynamic world of journalism and media practice and research
Merging tradition, innovation, and real-world application to craft tomorrow’s journalists and media experts; welcome to our department! We look forward to connecting with you.
Greetings and a warm welcome from our Departmental Chair, Prof Herman Wasserman
Alumni newsletter now available
The 2023 edition of Janus, the annual newsletter of the Department of Journalism, has just been published
and will be distributed to our former students by the Maties Alumni Office.
You can also download a copy here
Thanks so much and have a lovely festive season.
Study with us
The BAHons Journalism programme is a popular option for students interested in following a practice-oriented, comprehensive programme aimed at equipping graduates with skills needed to enter the workplace.
The MA Journalism provides students with the opportunity to deepen their research skills and gain advanced knowledge of journalism and the media. It is a hybrid course based on remote learning.
News and media
Read about the happenings in and around our Department.
The Chair of the Department of Journalism, Prof Herman Wasserman, travelled to the Netherlands in…
Prof Wasserman to speak at Inaugural NU-Q Lecture on the Global South Disinformation in the Global South
Disinformation has become a key concern in scholarly production, communication practice, and political discourse in…
Stellenbosch University’s Department of Journalism recently co-hosted the International Communication Association Regional Conference in Africa…
Five researchers affiliated with the Department of Journalism at Stellenbosch University were recently elected…
Stellenbosch Journalism is thrilled to announce a significant milestone in providing high-quality education in the…
The rise of strategic lawsuits aimed at hindering public participation is a real threat to…
Students are provided with an unparalleled working environment as far as scenic beauty and ambience are concerned, allowing them to pursue their studies with the zest it deserves.
Feedback from past students
“Enrolling for my PhD with Stellenbosch’s Department of Journalism was the best career move I made because I had the opportunity to study under highly qualifies staff and, through my research, to contribute to the ongoing debates of how to transform Journalism curricula in South Africa to enable them to meet the needs of a democratic Nation.”
Dr. Bevelyn Dube
Stellenbosch PhD 2013