25 Jan 2018

Samoan university offers new media and journalism degree

11:48 am on 25 January 2018

The National University of Samoa has launched a new bachelor's degree in media and journalism.

A mortarboard sitting on top of a stack of books

A mortarboard sitting on top of a stack of books Photo: 123rf

Students are required to have a Certificate in Journalism and will be able to contribute stories to a new online news website.

The course has received funding from the UN, the US Embassy and the Australian High Commission and will receive lecturer support from Australia's James Cook University.

Our correspondent Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia says it's an opportunity not only for students but working journalists who would otherwise have to travel overseas or study online.

"Some of our senior media people have taken the studies in Fiji, at the University of the South Pacific, but now Samoa has its own journalism and media studies at the National University so the opportunity is very huge for our locals."

Registrations for the course open next week.