Universities and schools

Since the country’s democratic transition began, there have been an increasing number of opportunities made available for journalistic training. However, the country’s sole official institutional offering is the Myanmar Journalism Institute, a donor-funded project which opened its doors in 2014. The Myanmar Journalism Institute can train about 50 reporters each year, and provide short-term courses for about 400.

The National Management College (NMC) is the only tertiary institution offering a degree in a media-related field. Its department of journalism offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. The NMC is a government institution under the Ministry of Education (MOE), and its curriculum was developed with assistance from UNESCO.