This is a journalism degree for the future, designed by leading academics and practitioners in news media who share the skills you need to play your part in redefining the profession.
Gain a theoretical and practical grounding in issues such as civics, governance, citizenship, the impact of new technologies, social media and new practices including Data Journalism. Investigate key concepts that frame recent developments in fields such as media law, management theory, globalisation, health policy, and climate change.
This program is designed to be the bridge between study and securing a career in the contemporary media industry. It is also suitable if you are a journalist or media practitioner looking to update your skills, undertake research or work on a major journalism project under advanced industry standard supervision, while gaining a globally recognised qualification.
100 point program
1 year full-time
an honours degree in a cognate discipline, with at least H2B (70%) average, or equivalent; or
an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline, with at least H2B (70%) average, or equivalent, and at least two years of documented, relevant work experience, or equivalent.
150 point program
1.5 years full-time
an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline, with at least H2B (70%) average, or equivalent; or
an undergraduate degree in any discipline, and a Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline, with at least H2B (70%) average, or equivalent; or
an undergraduate degree in any discipline, with at least H2B (70%) average, or equivalent, and at least one year of documented, relevant work experience, or equivalent.
200 point program
2 years full-time
an undergraduate degree with at least H2B (70%) average, or equivalent.
Learn both traditional and emerging practice from key industry figures including Course Coordinator, Dr Margaret Simons, a renowned Australian journalist and media commentator; former senior Fairfax editor Simon Mann, former ABC broadcaster Dr Christopher Kremmer and leading expert on media ethics Dr Denis Muller.
Undertake an internship with a news media organisation, either in Australia or internationally, and/or complete a journalism project under advanced industry standard supervision.
Gain valuable practical experience and transferable skills to extend your professional networks.
The Master of Journalism degree usually comprises a 200-point course, however you may be eligible to earn your degree with 100 or 150 points depending on previous studies and experience. You can undertake the program full-time.
As well as the sample plans shown below, you can also visit the course handbook for more information, including a full list of subjects.
Print Production and Design
Video and Audio Journalism
Journalism Entrepreneurship in New Media
Advanced Non Fiction Writing
Change in Journalism
Dilemmas in Journalism: Law and Ethics
Applied Professional Practice/Journalism
The Contemporary Publishing Industry
Advanced Editing for Digital Media
Print Markets: Structures and Strategies
Terror, Law and War
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