NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 8


Professor H J Wasserman

Entrance requirements

Acceptance for an Honours programme.


This course introduces students to theories and research methods commonly used in mass communication, journalism and media studies. The focus is primarily on qualitative research, though students also receive a brief introduction to quantitative methods. Students will be required to collect and analyse qualitative data for presentation in a final research paper.

DP requirements

Attendance at all classes; punctual submission of all written work.


Short assignments including literature review and rationale of methods 50%; 6,000-word research paper 50%.