We offer cutting-edge training to prepare media professionals for the challenges of the 21st century.
The Department is situated on campus at 26 Crozier Street where you will find the old Edwardian building – attached to a supermodern Media Afrika centre.
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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
“Many Universities train PhDs, but it is the quality that matters; Stellenbosch Journalism provided me with a great research acumen that I will always cherish.”
“Baie dankie vir julle moeite met ‘n wonderlike kursus. Ek het soveel goeie herinneringe en lesse wat ek nou steeds saam met my dra.”
“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.”
“I embarked on a PhD Journey at Stellenbosch to gain a deeper understanding of the intersection of journalism, culture and society.”
“My goal was to attain research-based expertise in journalism and media and skills to be able to search for, and critically examine, knowledge, and this is why I enrolled for the PhD in Journalism at Stellenbosch.”
“It has been amazing to see how many of the skills I learnt during Journalism honours I can use in my new role. From editing copy, to interviewing, writing, the inverted pyramid, the list goes on!”
“The skills we’re taught in Crozier Street are remote and adaptable in a world where that’s code for survival.”
“I am still really close with [classmates]. We still ask each other for assistance with contacts for articles or will discuss news events in our WhatsApp group as journalists do. You were right when you told us that we will make friends for life in this course.”
“Daar is soveel klein detail en afrondingswerk wat dié kursus my geleer het, dat ek die voorreg het om daardie detail en afrondingswerk tot vandag toe as vanselfsprekend te kan bestempel in my lewe.”
“An Academic Researcher needs to be just as curious as a journalist. My PhD afforded me the opportunity to dig deeper into Journalism using academic tools.”