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Mass Communication: Courses, institutes, scope and job roles

Saikat Chakraborty
Saikat Chakraborty
Posted on 23 Dec 2021
16:15 PM
Mass Communication covers a lot of communication channels like Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies.

Mass Communication covers a lot of communication channels like Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies. Shutterstock

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Summary
Mass Communication encompasses communication areas like Journalism, Media Studies and New Media
Both UG and PG courses are available in this discipline

Mass Communication is applied to disseminate a message to a large group of people through the media. This discipline covers a lot of communication channels like Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies. A career in this field would enable you to work in different sectors using a range of communication mediums.

Studying Mass Communication

  • You need to complete your Class XII board exams with 50% aggregate in any stream.
  • After passing your board exams, you can pursue graduation in Mass Communication.
  • You can also choose to pursue an undergraduate degree in any other subject like English, Journalism, Economics, Political Science or even Engineering from a recognised university with 60% aggregate.
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  • After completion of your graduation, you can pursue a master’s degree in Mass Communication.
  • You can also choose to pursue a PG diploma in Mass Communication & Journalism.

Popular colleges that offer Mass Communication courses

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Course: MA in Journalism & Mass communication.

  • Duration: Two years.
  • Eligibility: You need a bachelor’s degree in any stream with 50% aggregate.
  • Admission: Depends on your aggregate marks in your graduation exams as well as on your performance in the Subject Aptitude Assessment conducted by the department concerned.
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St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata

Course: BSc in Mass Communication & Videography.

  • Duration: Three years.
  • Eligibility: You need to clear your Class XII board exams with 60% aggregate.
  • Admission: Merit-based.
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Course: Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication and Public Relation (MCP).

  • Duration: One year.
  • Eligibility: You need to complete your graduation in any stream. Final year students can also apply.
  • Admission: Depends on your qualifications, work experience and your performance in a personal Interview.
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Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Course: MA in Mass Communication.

  • Duration: Two years.
  • Eligibility: You need to complete graduation in any stream with 50% aggregate to appear for an entrance test.
  • Admission: Depends on your performance in the entrance test and the subsequent personal interview.
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Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai

Course: Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication.

  • Duration: One year.
  • Eligibility: You need at least 50% marks in your graduation in any subject to appear for an entrance test.
  • Admission: Depends on your performance in the entrance test and the subsequent personal interview.
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Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune

Course: MA in Mass Communication.

  • Duration: Two years.
  • Eligibility: You need to complete your bachelor’s degree in any stream with 50% marks to appear for an online entrance exam.
  • Admission: Depends on your performance in the entrance test and the subsequent personal interview.
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University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Course: MA in Communication (Media Studies).

  • Duration: Two year.
  • Eligibility: You need to complete your bachelor’s degree in any stream with 50% aggregate to appear for an entrance test.
  • Admission: Depends on your performance in the entrance test and the subsequent personal interview.
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Manipal School Of Communication, Karnataka

Course: BA in Media and Communication.

  • Duration: Three years.
  • Eligibility: You need to clear your Class XII board exams with 60% aggregate marks to appear for an entrance test.
  • Admission: Depends on your performance in the entrance test.
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Course: MA in Media and Communication.

  • Duration: Three years.
  • Eligibility: You need to complete your bachelor’s degree in any stream with 50% aggregate to appear for an entrance test.
  • Admission: Depends on your performance in the entrance test and the subsequent personal interview.
  • Click here to learn more.

Study abroad

Mass Communication is a well-established field of study abroad and several foreign universities offer courses intertwined with Journalism, Media Studies and New Media. Here is a list of foreign institutes that offer courses in Mass Communication:

  • Northwestern University, US
  • Johnson & Wales University, US
  • Saint Peter's University, US
  • University of Akron, US
  • Loughborough University, UK
  • University of Bristol, UK
  • University of New England, UK
  • Griffith College Dublin, UK
  • University of Alberta, Canada
  • University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management, Germany


Job roles with a Mass Communication degree:

  • Multimedia journalist: They work in media outlets such as newspapers, magazines and blogs. With the growing presence of media, lots of opportunities are coming up in print, broadcast and online publishing.
  • Public relations executive: They work for a company or as a freelancer, representing various clients. Their job is to publicise an organisation's or person’s accomplishments through different news media like newspapers and television.
  • Media planner: They negotiate advertising space with media owners and determine ad timing. They also analyse demographic data to find out what kind of advertisements would serve the purpose of their clients.
  • Advertisement executive: These professionals work on the development and production of advertising campaigns for print, online and broadcast distribution. Career opportunities exist in the business world with agencies and media outlets.
  • News broadcaster: They work for news outlets and networks. Their main responsibility is to filter the content that is presented to the public and serve as the public face of that news channel/network.
  • Radio Jockey: They work on radio stations, play songs and come up with new ways to increase the radio station's customer engagement.

Last updated on 24 Dec 2021
16:01 PM
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