About Mass Communication in Unilag


The most common university course among Art and social science student in Nigeria is Mass communication. This course is so vast in nature that it can be studied under the Faculty of Administration. Art and Humanities and Social Science. For a fact, over 57 universities including University of Lagos (UNILAG) offers Mass communication under Social Science.


But why is Mass Communication in Unilag very popular among student?

This course is popular because is an interdisciplinary course of study and because it opens up doors to a spectrum of careers, from advertising and broadcasting to public relations and publishing. Students studying Mass Communication are usually interested in careers in journalism, broadcasting, digital communication, or media management and sales.


The curriculum of Mass communication consists of a range of courses focused on cross-media journalistic and technology skills, research and communication skills, and knowledge of concepts, ethics, laws and history of mass communication.

Little wonder why it is the art or the technique of gathering, processing and disseminating of news and information for the good of the society and how it affects the behaviour, attitude, opinion, or emotion of the person or people receiving the information.



Where can I work with a Degree in Mass Communication 

  • Media Planner
  • Journalist
  • Audio/Video Producer
  • Media Buyer
  • Publisher
  • Copywriter
  • Videographer
  • New Media Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Photojournalist
  • Broadcast Manager
  • Print or Online Editor
  • Social Media Expert
  • Marketer/Advertiser
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Campaigner/Fundraiser


Can a science student study Mass Communication in Unilag?

Yes! If you are a Science you can study Mass Communication at the University of Lagos provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result as seen below.



Subject combination for Mass Communication in Unilag:

The University of Lagos offers three to a four-year degree leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Mass Communication. To qualify for this undergraduate course through O level requirement, candidates are required to possess General Certificate of Education or Senior Secondary School Certificate credits in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Literature-in-English and any two of Economics, History/Government, Geography, any Nigerian Language, CRS/IRS and Civic Education.

For JAMB UTME subject combination, any three Arts or Social Science subjects and Mathematics is also accepted.

For Direct Entry, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for this course, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.

University of Lagos (UNILAG) also accepts Very good passes in three (3) JUPEB subjects: Lit-in English, and any two of Economics, Government, History and CRS/IRS.

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