Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Communication Management - DJCM


This Programme seeks to integrate the functions of applied journalism, multimedia and corporate communication for public affairs management in national development activities. This is a response to emerging challenges faced by journalists and communications practitioners as well as media houses that require multiple skills to resolve constraints brought about by new technologies and their applications. Additionally, this (DJCOM) programme highlights how media, journalism and communication interplay in public policy making in technologically diversified landscape. The Programme comprises of twelve (12) modules, (4 Basic and 8 Core) and divided into two (2) semesters that shall be conducted at UMI Main Campus. Upon completion, the programme enables graduates to enroll into related Master’s in Management Studies Degree (Journalism and Communication Management option) at UMI

Admissions Requirements

  1. A Good Degree from a Recognised University, OR a Recognised Relevant Professional Qualification and at least One years of working experience.
  2. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education(UACE) obtained at the same sitting.
  3. If an applicant gained entrance to University through other means original documents to that effect should be presented.
    1. Mature Age Entry certificate, 25 years and above and accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).
    2. Diploma Entry obtained at credit/distinction level from a recognised institution.
  4. The minimum duration for the Bachelor’s degree should be three years.

Program Details

1. Management Skills Improvement
2. Management Information Systems
3. Research Methods
4. Quantitative Methods in Decision Making
5. Ethics and Integrity for Public Affairs Management
6. Media and Journalism in Public Affairs Management
1. Applied Investigative Journalism
2. Branding and Loyalty for Corporate and Public Affairs
3. Business Economics and Financial Management in Journalism
4. Communication and Public Relations Management
5. Public Policy and Advocacy
6. Diplomacy, Foreign Policy and International Relations

Fees Structure



Tuition (Weekend)



Application (Paid after Applying)40,000$16
Registration (Functional Fee)100,000$35
Examination (Functional Fee)120,000$40
Development (Functional Fee)250,000$80

NCHE Fee (Click Here for Instructions)

Student' Council (Functional Fee)20,000$5
Library (Functional Fee)80,000$30
Indentity Card (Functional Fee)20,000$5
Journal (Functional Fee)30,000


School: Civil Service, Public Administration & Governance
Branch: Kampala (Weekend) 
Study Time: Weekend (Saturday & Sunday [08:30  – 17:00])
Duration: 1 year
Assessment: Participants are assessed through continuous practical exercises, course work and written examinations.
Target Group: Aspirants to undertake professional journalism, public relations and communication practitioners, producers of specialized media products, practitioners who want to transform from traditional media and journalism practices to modern multi-skilled practices to handle multiple media platforms, bloggers, advocacy practitioners; staff of international organisations like the United Nations Organization –UNO and other multi-national agencies who aspire for managerial competencies in the media industry.

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Requirements Needed to Apply

The Basic Requirements for the whole process include:

  • An email address and contact number
  • Your Academic Documents to pick details like Award Institution, Index Number (O and A level), year of award, etc.
  • A Laptop/Computer with a Stable Internet Connection
  • Click to access Guideline for the Online Application
  • Note that a PDF Document (With all Qualifications) is attached after submitting the form
  • The Payment (40,000 UGX) is made after Attaching the Documents