Masters in Communication (MComn)

Empowering You to Lead

About the Programme

The Masters in Communication [formerly Master of Social Science in Media Studies and Journalism] is the key to harness knowledge and leadership. It brings together people with common interests and pursuits, who combine the knowledge in their various fields to produce a new idea, mindset, process and/or innovation. The programme has a well thought of curriculum where communication is central to producing knowledge and leadership. This graduate programme seeks to produce leaders of professions that extensively utilize communication and leaders who are capable of contributing new knowledge in their spheres. The strength of the program is having communication at its core. Undeniably, communication impels knowledge and leadership. The programme is tailored to actualize Bangladesh’s needs to develop its knowledge and leaders to continue its ascent as Asia’s next success story.

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Uniqueness of the Programme

  • Research through an Integrated Approach. Since it is a research-based program, students need to produce a thesis as a partial fulfillment of the course. To ensure quality theses, the curriculum allows students to work on their research projects from their first semester.
  • Centrality of Communication in Management. With its aim to develop leaders, the curriculum offers several courses that enhance skills in communication-intensive situations.
  • Interface with ULAB’s MBA Program. The program utilizes the vast resources and experiences of ULAB’s Masters of Business Administration Program.
  • Special Courses in Media Management. The curriculum offers courses in special areas of media management – Publication Management, New Media and Management, International Communication and Visual Communication.
  • Bias towards Case Teaching Method. The programme uses extensively the case teaching method where students are exposed to (real or make believe) problems or situations in relevant occupational areas. Students need to elaborate on the case and provide a solution to the problem.

Statement of identity

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.

Vision, Mission and Goal

Vision: Decolonized minds through media education and innovation.

Mission: Nurturing creative and critical thinkers in communication and cultural studies.

Goal: To continuously produce leaders of professions extensively utilizing communication who are capable of creating and contributing new knowledge needed by the information societies of South Asia

Masters in Communication (MComn) 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.