The Graduate Diploma in Law, Media and Journalism is a joint program of UNSW Law and the Journalism Media Research Centre in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
The Graduate Diploma in Law, Media and Journalism is a specialist degree intended for individuals with an interest in the developing relationship between media and law. It is open to students from a media background, law background, or who have previously undertaken a Bachelors degree but have no prior experience in either media or law.
As new media moves towards becoming the dominant form of mass communication, it is important for individuals from a range of backgrounds - law, government, business, journalism, corporate communications - to understand how best to use these emergent platforms and the legal rights and responsibilities that accompany such usage. In terms of the law, established doctrines including defamation and privacy are being used in new ways to cope with the regulatory impact of this increased reliance on the digital sphere.
completion of a recognized bachelor degree
meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
To provide an interdisciplinary program of study that equips students with the ability to interact with new media developments in a practical way and understand the legal consequences of those interactions;
To develop depth of student knowledge through a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the different regulatory and legal issues that arise in the context of print, radio, television and online media sector, media relations and corporate communications;
To provide students with the opportunity to develop an individualised program of study, whereby the student dictates the focus on developing skills and knowledge in online or offline media and journalism and civil and criminal media & technology regulation.
Candidates for the GDLMJ must undertake 36 uoc to complete the program. 18 uoc must be obtained in Media & Journalism (MDIA) and 18 uoc must be obtained in Law (LAWS).
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