The Department of Information and Communication Studies is composed of three specialisations;
- Media Studies
- Library and Information Science
- Records and Archives Management
With the exception of the Diploma in Public Relations offered through distance mode, all our programmes are offered on full time basis. Those wishing to pursue the MA programmes can enrol either in the course work or research based programmes. Visit the Faculty prospectus to find information on your eligibility for admission. Below are the three specialisations and their programme offerings:
Records and Archives Management:
- Diploma in Records and Archives Management
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Records and Archives Management
- Masters of Arts (MA) (Records and Archives Management)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Records and Archives Management
Library and Information Science:
- Diploma in Library and Information Science
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Library and Information Science
- Masters of Arts (MA) (Library and Information Science)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Library and Information Science
- Diploma in Public Relations
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Media Studies
- Masters of Arts (MA) (Media Studies)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Media Studies
The Media Studies programme has three streams; Public Relations and Advertising; Electronic Media and Print Media with a heavy input of digital media cutting across all the three specialisations.
Complementary to our traditional mode of delivery of teaching and learning, students develop skills through professional practice during which third and fourth year students are attached to professional corporate entities to provide them with experiential learning in their chosen areas of specialisation. In addition, the Department houses the UNAM Radio which can be heard at 97.4 FM as well as UNAM Echo, a publication designed for print media students. The Department also hosts a computer laboratory with modern industry-compliant software used by students in all the three specialisations. These facilities give students added advantage to practice and sharpen their skills throughout the duration of their studies.
The department has a staff complement of eleven (11) full time lecturers of which two (2) are professor and associate professor respectively, four (4) are PhD holders and five (5) Masters degree holders.