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

To estimate your expenses for a 12-month (three term) academic year, including tuition, visit the Graduate Student Affordability Calculator and select Master's/Journalism Communication - Master of Media in Journalism and Communication.


Tuition & Fees for the Master of Media in Journalism & Communication program are set by the University. For full information, visit the Office of the Registrar's Fee Schedules page to see the tuition schedules. Fee schedules for the coming fall are normally published online in early August.

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 $26 U.S./month.

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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