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Top 10 Universities for Journalism in Canada 2015

Canada prides itself in providing world-class education to local and international students. The country offers a variety of journalism programs to suit different students’ needs, leaving students spoilt for choice. Information on various journalism programs is important during the selection process.

Carleton University

 

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The intense graduate program at Carleton University combines professional course work and a traditional approach to studies with emphasis on excellence. The program specializes on courses for students interested in political and world affairs journalism as opposed to entertainment and fashion journalism. They also offer a graduate program which can be taken over one year for experienced journalists and two years for non-journalists.

 

University of British Columbia, UBC

 


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UBC intensive two-year graduate program offers students practical and theoretical lessons and a three-month mandatory internship they can use to advance their skills in the real world. Its location in Vancouver gives students access to market leaders complemented by award-winning journalists and media scholars serving as lecturers.

 

Concordia University

 

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Concordia University offers a practical undergraduate program and a theoretical graduate program with different combinations to suit students at the undergraduate level. Their master’s targets students interested in theoretical analysis of journalism trends and journalistic research methods. The school boasts of an alumni in leading journalistic organizations serving in various capacities across the world.

 

University of King’s College

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The King’s journalism programs offer the best of both worlds. Undergraduate students get theoretical training with a mandatory internship and an opportunity to blend their degree with a major in another field. In the graduate program, students spend a short time in school, 10 months, working under the mentorship of a world-renown journalist to complete a capstone project in their final semester.

 

Ryerson University

 

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Ryerson’s undergraduate program takes on a hands-on approach with students getting practical assignments on their first day in class. Students receive practical lesson from real-life journalists willing to share their skills and knowledge. Their graduate program also takes on a practical approach, preparing students for the professional media industry. The high standards set by the university ensure only the best students get into their graduate program.

 

University of Western Ontario

 

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The University of West Ontario undergraduate program offers three options all providing practical and theoretical experience in traditional journalism, modern media and an understanding of journalism in a cultural context with specializations in different areas. The university also offers students various avenues to access internships to boost their classroom learning. Their masters program includes one-year intensive technical training and theoretical studies with a mandatory one-month internship program.

 

University of Regina

 

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The University of Regina offers one of the leading journalism program’s in the world with a graduate employment rate of up to 90 percent within the first year of graduation. Their two-year undergraduate program for students with a degree or a minimum of two years pre-journalism training ensures students enjoy small and interactive classes for quality education. Their master’s program also offers flexible options catering to students with a background in journalism or any other field.

 

Thompson Rivers University

 

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The Thompson Rivers University’s undergraduate journalism program takes students through four years of intensive training, equipping them with skills to prepare them for careers as journalists and communications experts. Students also have the option to major in Public Relations.

 

Kwantlen University College

 

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In Kwantlen University, journalism students undertake a four-year training program that combines academic studies and practical training with students getting exposure to international seminars, state of the art labs and off-campus work experience opportunities. Students have the option to graduate with a diploma after two years giving them an early entry into the field.

 

St. Thomas University

 

 

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At St. Thomas University, students enjoy practical learning in various journalistic fields. Throughout their coursework, they get an opportunity to pursue a double major in journalism and Canadian studies.

Different universities offer opportunities to cater to students’ specific needs. Understand your desired career path to help you make the right choice.

 

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