The department is conveniently situated on campus in Protea House, a neatly renovated Edwardian building and national monument, and offers students an unparalleled working environment as far as scenic beauty and ambience is concerned, allowing them to pursue their studies with the zest it deserves.
As part of the honours level course, the BPhil in Journalism, two dozen or so aspiring journalists with diverse academic and cultural backgrounds are afforded the opportunity each year to spend a whole year gaining invaluable practical journalistic skills, as well as being exposed to the ethical, technological, marketing, managerial, sociological and historical basis of the media.
BPHIL (JOURNALISM) 2015 APPLICANTS The schedule for selection can be accessed HERE
MA (JOURNALISM) 2015 APPLICANTS The schedule for selection as well as information on the course can be accessed HERE.
Rykies gather for last words of wisdom
On 25 October the department closed the class programme for the BPhil group of 2013 by hosting the annual Rykie seminar. From the left is Mr Johannes de Villiers, Rykie van Reenen Fellow (2013), Ms Jacolette Kloppers (2007), Ms Hannelie Booyens (2011), Dr Gawie Botma (2005) and current chair of the department, Mr Tobie Wiese (2002-2004), Ms Jo-Ann Floris (2010), Mr Gert Coetzee (2008), Prof George Claassen, lecturer and previous head of department, and Prof Lizette Rabe, lecturer and previous head of the department who organised the seminar. Other speaker were Mr Bun Booyens, editor of Die Burger en fellow from 1998-1999, Dr Johan Retief, South Africas Press Ombudsman en fellow from 2000-2004, en Ms Henriėtte Loubser, editor of Huisgenoot.
Department of Journalism
University of Stellenbosch
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Tel: +27 21 808-3488