Curriculum

Students apply separately to the journalism MJ program and to the Schulich School of Law JD program. They can pursue this combined degree upon gaining admission to both programs.

Students with an undergraduate degree in journalism or experience as a journalist can earn this degree in three years. Students without a journalism background can do the program in four years. In this case, Year 0 is a preparation year of reporting fundamentals that results in a Bachelor of Journalism.

MJ journalism courses are in the table below. The law program of study is:

Year 1:

  • Fall: Regular first year = 18 credit hours
  • Winter: Regular first year = 15 credit hours
  • Total: 33 credit hours

Year 2:

  • Fall and Winter terms: 11.5 – 12.5 credit hours in each = 23-25 credit hours

Year 3:

  • Fall and Winter terms: 11.5 – 12.5 credit hours in each = 23-25 credit hours

Total law degree requirements:

  • 79-83 credit hours

For more information contact graduate coordinator Tim Currie at 902-422-1271 x187, tim.currie@ukings.ca.

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Year 1 - Summer

Audience and Content Strategies

JOUR6002.03
Summer
Arts & Administration - Seminar 2
T 0935-1225
R 0935-1225
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Business Fundamentals for Journalists

JOUR6900.03
Summer
Arts & Administration - Computer Lab
T 0935-1225
R 0935-1225
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Year 2 - Summer

Digital Journalism I

JOUR6001.03
Summer
Arts & Administration - Computer Lab
M 0935-1225
W 0935-1225
F 0935-1225
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Mobile Reporting

JOUR7003.03
Summer
Arts & Administration - Computer Lab
W 0935-1225
F 0935-1225
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Year 2 - Fall

Digital Journalism II

JOUR6003.03
Fall
Arts & Administration - Computer Lab
R 1335-1625
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Year 3 - Fall

Emerging Business Models in Journalism

JOUR7001.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Frazee Room
M 1005-1125
W 1005-1125
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Year 3 - Winter