Tuition & Finances


Student in radio booth with equipment The MMJC is a professional program (Category 2), and is classified differently from thesis-based master's programs (Category I). Thus, the MMJC does not offer a guaranteed funding package like the academic masters programs do.

To offset this challenge, FIMS and Western University have a wide range of financial assistance. Please browse the information below for award, bursary, scholarship and loan options. There are many financial advantages to choosing the one-year MMJC program instead of a two-year degree. First, you’ll pay only three semesters of tuition rather than four, and the cost of living in London for a year is substantially less than two years spent in Toronto, Ottawa, or Vancouver.

While students in other programs are starting the second year of their degree, you’ll be graduating and pursuing your career. If you know you want to pursue a career in media or communications, why spend two years when you can achieve your goal in one?

Financial information for MMJC students

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees for the Master of Media in Journalism & Communication program are set by the University. For the 2017-2018 school year, total fees and tuition were $15,906.22 including all ancillary fees for Canadian students, and $30,916.24 including all ancillary fees for international students. Check the Office of the Registrar's Fee Schedules page for this year's totals.

For full information, visit the Office of the Registrar's Fee Schedules page.

Required Software Purchases

The MMJC program utilizes professional programs such as Audition, Photoshop, InDesign and Premiere. Proficiency in these programs is a valuable skill to add to your professional resume. Students who do not already have an Adobe Creative Cloud licence will be required to purchase one for the duration of the program at a cost of approximately $240 U.S.

Scholarships & Other Awards

View the current list of MMJC Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries (pdf).

Additional Funding Sources

The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies also maintains a comprehensive listing of both internal and external funding sources. This includes grants, bursaries and workstudy programs.

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