Professional Master in Media and Communications

Postgraduate Programmes

Professional Master in Media and Communications

Gain a clear understanding of the essential features of the media industry today.

  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Cost:
  • Start Date: September 25th, 2021
  • Learning Mode: Physical or Online

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Course Overview

Our Media and Communications course is an intensive one year programme with much emphasis will be placed on new media.

It is a hands-on, innovative and dynamic programme that 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 workplace.

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.

Who is this course for?

  • People interested in, or working in, journalism and news production, public relations and media regulations.
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Course fees


Flexible Payment Method

30% Down Payment

*Spread the balance over the duration of the course

How will you be assessed?

This Professional Certificate Programme consists of 9 modules made up of 34 units. Participants in this course will be offered the opportunity to combine practise in real workplace situations with learning in our Centre.

It is a very interactive programme and each module can have both formative and summative assessment. These assessments can be written, verbal and based on observations.

There are two options of learning:

  • Classroom at the Centre or
  • Distance Learning and Online

In both cases, final assessments will be taken at the Lagos Centre and be marked in England. Distance Learning and Online Students will be given the opportunity to submit their projects online.

The CIAPS Advantage

Learn from the best

Our faculty are top international experts in their field.

Flexible study times

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

Develop practical skills

During the programme, you will experience different areas of advisory roles and projects.

Career support

We have a team of competent and passionate professionals available to assist you with career guidance, CV preparations and registrations with international professional bodies.

Enabling learning environment and friendly staff

Learn and grow in a comfortable learning environment with great welfare services.

Earn an international certificate

CIAPS is an internationally recognised professional graduate school. Earning our certificate makes you competitive locally and globally.

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

*Applicants are highly advised to have access to a laptop or equivalent

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.

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.

What our students have to say

I don’t have any word to quantify or qualify my experience at CIAPS. it was really fascinating and worthwhile listening to lectures from seasoned and world class teachers and facilitators like Prof Kila, Mr Rotimi, an erudite scholar and lecturer and a host of others. Thanks for making me understand the meaning of project method of teaching and applying the Z to A approach. Cheers

Oyebade Samson


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