Ghana Institute Of Journalism (GIJ) Courses Offered

Ghana Institute Of Journalism (GIJ) Courses Offered

The Ghana Institute of Journalism was established on 16 October 1959 by Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana. Kwame Nkrumah had the vision to train a patriotic cadre corps of journalists to play an effective role in the emancipation of the African continent hence establishing the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

The Institute offers programmes in communications studies at diploma, degree, and masters levels and runs certificate courses.


The Institute offers the following main programmes:

1. A two-year diploma in Communication Studies

2. A four-year B.A. in Communication Studies

3. Two-Year B.A. in Communication Studies (Top-Up and Weekend) for GIJ diploma graduates

4. One-Year M.A. in Journalism, Public Relations, Media Management And Development Communication

GIJ Diploma in Communication Studies

The Diploma Programme consists of communication, social sciences and arts subjects and provides an opportunity for students to develop their potential in any of the specialised areas in communication. Specifically, graduates can further their education or work as professionals in areas such as TV, radio, online journalism, wire service, newspaper/ magazine journalism, public relations, advertising or marketing.

GIJ Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

The Degree Programme in Communication Studies offers a concentration of media-focused courses mixed with social science and arts education. It is designed to enable students to combine study areas from the social sciences and the arts, with theoretical and practical communication studies.

The programme is organised to give undergraduates a professional choice in either journalism or public relations. Accordingly, all students enrolled in the B.A. Communication Studies degree will pursue one of the following two sequences.

GIJ Journalism

Print and Broadcast Journalism

The journalism programme prepares students for careers in broadcasting, online journalism, photojournalism, and print media.

GIJ Public Relations

Public Relations / Advertising and Marketing
The PR programme prepares students for careers in public affairs, corporate relations management, and community affairs practice, as well as advertising, marketing, customer services, and others.

GIJ Two-Year B.A. in Communication Studies (Top-Up)

The Institute also runs a two-year programme starting from level 300. The objective of this programme is to afford the Institute’s past students who hold the Diploma certificate to further their education in Communication Studies.

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GIJ Certificate Courses (Short Courses)

The Institute offers short courses for practitioners and the general public in communication-related areas. The courses include:

1. Radio and Television Presentation

2. Public Relations, Advertising, and Marketing

3. Advanced Advertising

4. Advanced Public Relations

5. Advanced Communications

6. Advance Marketing

7. Broadcast Journalism

8. Action and Strategic Planning

9. Radio Journalism

10. T.V. Journalism

11. Writing Skills

12. Photo-Journalism

13. Contemporary English Language

14. Events Management

15. Customer Care

16. Writing for Newspapers & Magazines

17. Effective Public Speaking, Speech Writing, and Presentation

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GIJ Contact Details


Ghana Institute of Journalism

32nd Gamel Abdul Nasser Rd. Osu

P.O. Box GP 667, Accra

Tel: (+233) 302 228336

Fax: +233 302 221750