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ABMA Journalism and Media Studies Diploma Level 4 PDF Print E-mail

Transform your love for words and images into an exciting career

A nose for the news
  • Do you want to turn your love for words and images into an exciting career?

  • Are you eager to learn the basic skills that will enable you to become a world class journalist?

Prospective Careers:

  • Journalist


Who will issue your certificate?

The Association of Business Managers and Administrators (ABMA) is an internationally recognised tertiary qualifications body which provides a wide range of programmes.

ABMA courses are designed to ensure that their programmes are work related and relevant to the needs of industry.

ABMA qualifications are recognised by many international universities and in certain cases can lead to exemptions from the first two years of a Bachelors Degree.

If you are looking for a work related qualification that will position you favourably in the job market, or a qualification that can provide you with degree exemptions, then enrol with ABMA through Speciss College.

Entry requirements for this course

To join the ABMA family and kick-start your career, you should have 'O' Level passes in English and Maths at Grade C or better.

Bring certified copies of your certificates when you come to Speciss College to register as a student!


What you will learn

The 5 units of the ABMA Journalism and Media Studies Diploma Level 4 syllabus are:

•   Constructing a Story in Journalism 
•   Interviewing and Research in Journalism
•   Broadcasting 
•   Internet Broadcasting 
•   Public Relations for Journalists

You can see the syllabus in detail on the ABMA website


What exams will you write?

Exams are held in March, June, September and December each year.

Your exams will also include a compulsory synopsis in the form of a real or imaginary case study.

At the end of the case study, there will be a single question relating to the area of study from which the case study has been derived.

Information on the exam fees, which are payable at least 6 weeks before the exam, can be obtained from the Examinations Officer or from the ABMA website.

When and where are the classes and what are the fees?

Lessons are offered at different times on different campuses, with some lessons being held during the day, and others in the evening or at weekends.

Often the same course can be studied at a variety of different times, so you can choose the one which is more convenient to you.

You’ll get your personal timetable when you register at Speciss College.

What about books and stationery?

You’ll need to bring your own notebooks and writing materials to your classes.

For your convenience, we have a range of stationery items at the Speciss bookshops.

The list of prescribed and recommended books is available on the ABMA website. We strongly urge you to buy a copy of the prescribed texts.

Similar courses you should consider at Speciss

Similar courses which you can study at Speciss College include Public Relations.


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