Scope of a Masters Degree in Mass Communication


Master Degree in Mass Communication course has got good scope in India as there are plenty of job opportunities in the field of Advertising, Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journalism and Public Relation. These aspirants can also go for several doctoral level courses in Mass Communication and Journalism after their post graduation. If they pursue any of these courses, then they can find lucrative career opportunities as Fashion Journalists, Investigative Reporters and News Analysts even in foreign countries.

Opportunities available in India

Advertising : Advertising jobs available for Master’s degree holders in Mass Communication are copywriters, media planners, creative directors and marketing specialists. The top most advertising agencies which offer these kind of jobs for these aspirants are RK Swamy BBDO Advertising Limited, Mudra Communication, FCB Ulka Advertising Limited,  Grey Worldwide (I) Private Limited and Contract Advertising India Limited. Copy Writer can get a salary of Rs. 8, 000 per month while creative directors, media planners and marketing specialists can earn a salary between Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 30,000 per month

Broadcasting and Electronic Media : After completing Master’s degree in Mass Communication, one can look for job opportunities in Press Information Bureau, Doordarshan and All India Radio. They can pursue their career as TV news producers, news anchors, reporters, media marketing executive in TV channels like NDTV, Times Now, CNN IBN and Aaj Tak. It is possible for them to look for the job of casting directors and Audiovisual Production Specialists in Star India, Sony Entertainment Television, Zee TV etc. Those who join as trainees can earn a salary up to Rs. 8, 000 per month while senior employees can earn a salary between Rs. 17, 000 to Rs. 30, 000 per month or even more.

Journalism : Master’s degree in Mass Communication can enable the aspirants to look for editor jobs in the field of Journalism. Such aspirants can pursue their career as Resident Editor, Sub editor, Feature Editor, News Editor or Associate Editor. Reporter jobs like Chief Reporter, Special Reporter and Correspondent Reporter are also suitable for them. Editors and Reporters can get a salary between Rs. 5, 000 to Rs. 12, 000 per month. The major newspapers which offer this kind of jobs for these postgraduates are The Hindu, Times of India, India Express and Deccan Chronicle. Other journalism jobs available for them are Columnist, Critic and Fashion Journalist.

Public Relations : Master’s degree holders in Mass Communication can find the job of Public Relation Officer in Public Relations Department of Central/State government. It is possible for them to join Indian Information Services as Assistant Information Officer. Airport Authority of India offers the job of Public Relations Manager to these postgraduates.

These aspirants can earn a salary up to Rs. 4, 00,000 per annum by pursuing their career in the field of Public Relations.

Opportunities available in foreign countries

Those who have completed Master’s degree in Mass Communication can find lucrative opportunities in foreign countries if they pursue higher degrees like Doctor of Philosophy in Film and Mass Communication and Doctor of Philosophy in Journalism and Mass Communication. Job profiles available for these aspirants in foreign countries are

  • Publishers
  • Reporters
  • Media interviewers
  • Editors
  • Publicity Managers
  • Talk show hosts
  • Media Analysts
  • Corporate Public Affairs Specialists
  • Press Agents

It is possible for them to find jobs as news writers, announcers, news anchors and casting directors in the field of broadcasting and electronic media. Those who are interested in advertising industry can look for the jobs of sales representatives, advertising campaign producers and media buyers. Ogilvy & Mather and J Walter Thompson are the reputed advertising agencies which offer such jobs to these aspirants.



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One Response to “Scope of a Masters Degree in Mass Communication”

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    abhishek sharma:

    if i will do the ma from Ignou university……so is it beneficial