Professional Master in Media and Communications

Our Media and Communications course is an intensive one year programme aimed at people interested in, or working in, journalism and news production, public relations and media regulations. Much emphasis will be placed on new media.

It is a hands-on, innovative and dynamic programme which focuses on the strategic elements of communication, promotion and journalism in the media and cultural industries and the knowledge economy.

Graduates from this course will leave CIAPS with a clear understanding of the essential features of the media industry today. During this programme they will experience different areas of media production and work.

We have partnered with over twenty organisations to provide essential work placements for our students, in order to ensure each learner has a variety of opportunities to combine the theoretical components of the classroom with the practical elements of the work place.

This course will require travelling, and part of the programme will take place abroad. It is therefore advisable that candidates consider their willingness and ability to travel before enrolling.

You can choose to have your classes on weekdays (Monday to Friday) or weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

Duration: 1 Year
Start Date: October 12th, 2019
Next Start Date: January 31st, 2020 
Registration Fee: 35,000 Naira
Course Fees: 5,000 USD (1,750,000 Naira)


This course has been designed with the clear objective of training professionals who will be capable of covering leading roles in the media and communications industries. Depending upon their experience and interests, graduates will leave the programme with the required competency and confidence to work in print, broadcasting, digital and PR related organisations as:

  • Editors
  • Publishers
  • Producers
  • Broadcasters
  • Journalists
  • Directors
  • Writers
  • Communication consultants and strategists
  • Researchers
  • Marketing managers
  • PR
  • Campaign and advertising managers
  • Copywriters
  • Regulators
  • Professional trainers

We also strongly encourage and support graduates with the interest and ability to progress to become lecturers.

Admission and Fees

Applicants for this course should have a first degree (Bachelors degree) or equivalent. Having a good grade is a major advantage. Applicants without such qualifications may apply, but their applications will be subject to a more complex process, and they will be required to demonstrate their ability to successfully follow the programme. In all cases, applicants will be tested by CIAPS through written assessments and verbal interview. Applicants will be deemed successful only if they are judged to possess not only good academic credentials but also a mix of:

  • Imagination and creative thinking
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to work in a team
  • Resilience and stability
  • Clear passion for fact finding and respect for audience


Cost of the programme includes:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Learning Material
  • Ancillary Facilities

The cost for the programme is 5,000 USD (1,750,000 Naira).

You can also speak to your centre about paying in instalments.
You can register now and pay your course fees later.

Registration fee is or 35,000 Naira.


At CIAPS we are proud of our high standards. We are conscious of the fact that much is demanded from our students during their time with us. To support learners we have a formidable team of academic advisers, experienced librarians and other learning support staff who help students get the best from their academic pursuits.

We are also proud of our welfare and career services; these services are provided by a team of competent and passionate professionals available to assist with job placements, career guidance, CV preparation and registration with international bodies

We have built, and continue to build, strong connections with reputable organisations which look for high standards and work with high achievers.

Learning and Assessment

Participants in this course will be required to combine practice in real workplace situations with learning in our Centre. CIAPS classes will take place as set out in the timetable, and attendance is an important part of the assessment. Each module will have a formative and summative assessment, and these assessments will be written or verbal and based on observations. Practical sessions will take place in the agreed organisations, and performance in these organisations will be evaluated based on written assessments, reports from the organisation and observation by CIAPS examiners.


As a fundamental part of learning, CIAPS offers its students the very best practices. We strongly encourage our students to participate in international programmes which will enable them to gain global experience by working and collaborating with their peers throughout the world. Part of this course will take place abroad, and students are advised to consider their ability to travel for a short period during their programme.


We place a lot of emphasis on research, both empirical and theoretical. Our faculty members are continuously engaged in research related to the subject they teach, and we encourage students to participate alongside them. We also strongly encourage our students to create their own research topics related to their area of work or interest. By the end of this course, a good student should have completed at least one publishable body of research.

Make sure you read “Admission & Fees” above to understand our admission criteria and fees before registering.

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