Official List of Courses Offered at Ghana Institute of Journalism

By | June 1, 2022

If you seek to know about the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) 2022/2023 Courses, Faculties, and programmes. You are at the right place because we have gathered the official list of courses and departments that are available at GIJ.

Ghana Institute of Journalism courses

The Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) advises applicants before applying for any program of the institution to read all the information concerning the course of study such as duration, requirements, fees, etc.

This is to inform all prospective students who wish to apply to the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), about the list of courses available. The list below shows the available programmes at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) 2022/2023.

You can check out the Official List of Courses Offered at Takoradi Technical University

List of All Courses Offered At the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ)

Here is the list of courses offered at GIJ:

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 to 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
  • Online 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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