UG launches 3 Master’s degrees in Communication Studies

The University of Guyana – Centre for Communications Studies has announced the launch of three new Master’s of Communication Studies programmes in areas of specialisations: Strategic Communication, Social Change Communication, and Visual Communication.
This suite is part of ten new programmes being offered by the University this academic year which responds to the growing need for quality, affordable and relevant post-graduate programmes in Guyana and the Caribbean.
The curriculum development for the Master’s in Communication Studies programme commenced in 2017 with a task force out of the office of Philanthropy, Alumni and Civic Engagement (PACE) headed by Nelsonia Persaud Budhram and Denise Hopkinson.
The work was completed and headed by Dr Taijrani Rampersaud from September 2018 with key inputs from the lecturers and staff of the Centre for Communication Studies, the Registry, the Faculty of Social Sciences, and programme heads for other post-graduate programmes at the University.
Approved in April 2021, applications for the upcoming 2021/2022 academic year will be open on Monday, May 10, 2021. Anyone who has a good first degree, is working in or desirous of working in a communication-based field and is or aspires to be part of management-related functions would be an ideal candidate.
The programme will be delivered in a blended fashion and will take two years to complete at roughly US$14,500.
Individuals interested in specialising in Social Change Communication can look forward to mastering various communication skills associated with the design, implementation and evaluation of various projects with the aim of creating positive social change within Guyana, the region, and the world.