Bachelor of Media Studies and Journalism


Become a Digital Professional

“ULAB MSJ department is probably the only media department among private universities in Bangladesh which recruited a head of department from abroad – first from Australia and then from the Philippines. The department as has the highest number of foreign faculty members. MSJ department provides its students with most modern media lab, internet lab and other facilities required for 21st century media education.”

-BCDJCUNESCO Logo A Study on the Capacity of Journalism Schools in Bangladesh, May 2009

Mission Statement:

We are the flagship department of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) devoted to Cultural and Communication Studies. We put special emphasis on film, media, creative art, public relations and journalism. We believe in progressive and continuing education that is personalized, interdisciplinary, technologically updated and centered on active learning.

We uphold a curriculum that is flexible, industry specific and balanced in terms of theory and practice- a curriculum that is grounded in both global and local contexts. Our curriculum is complemented with dynamic co-curricular activities that are driven towards students’ portfolio building.

We are aware of our roles as producers of knowledge, creators of leaders and drivers of social change. As such, scholarship always steers our pedagogical approach and our creative works are part and parcel of who we are. We are committed to producing professionals who are skilled, creative, knowledgeable, open minded and analytical in thinking. We strive to instill ethics and a lifelong love for learning in our students.

Goal Statement:

To continuously produce graduates who are globally competitive, critical in thinking, problem solvers, excellent communicators and professional through a curriculum that is relevant, balanced, liberal arts-based and devoted to communication and media studies with faculties who are excellent generators and disseminators of knowledge, interdisciplinary in approach and updated in their fields of expertise and with facilities that are technologically updated, multimedia oriented, conducive to learning and supportive of research.

Graduation Requirements:

The course requirements for a BSS in Media Studies and Journalism with majors in Business Journalism, Digital Film and Television Production and Public Relations are as follows:

Type of Courses Courses Credits
GED Courses 10 30
Communication Studies Core Courses 9 27
Media Studies Core Courses 6 18
Major Study Concentration 9 27
Minor Study Concentration 5 15
Elective/Optional MSJ Courses 2 6
Internship/Project 2 6
Total 43 129


Bachelor of Social Science, Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) Faculty

The Universityof Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.