The Master of Law, Media and Journalism is a joint program of Faculty of Law and the Journalism Media Research Centre in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
The Master of 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 MLMJ must undertake 48 uoc to complete the program. 24 uoc must be obtained in Media & Journalism (MDIA) and 24 uoc must be obtained in Law (LAWS).
Candidates for the MLMJ must complete 48 uoc for the MLMJ degree. 24 uoc must be obtained in Media & Journalism (MDIA) and 24 uoc must be obtained in Law (LAWS).
The following two core compulsory courses (total 12uoc) must be completed before, or be taken concurrently with, non-core courses:
MDIA5000 Understanding Contemporary Media (6 uoc)
LAWS8249 Legal Concepts, Research and Writing for Media Law (6 uoc).
ELECTIVE COURSE LIST
Media & Journalism Courses
MDIA5001 Writing for Media (6 UOC)
MDIA5002 Broadcast Journalism (6 UOC)
MDIA5003 Online and Mobile Media (6 UOC)
MDIA5004 Media and Public Relations (6 UOC)
MDIA5005 Sports, Media and Culture (6 UOC)
MDIA5006 Feature Writing (6 UOC)
MDIA5007 Media Ethics and Law (6 UOC)
MDIA5008 Media Project (12 UOC)
Media & Technology Law Courses
LAWS8014 Defamation and the Media (6 UOC)
LAWS8017 Intellectual Property Law (6 UOC)
LAWS8030 Cybercrime (6 UOC)
LAWS8033 Privacy and the Media (6 UOC)
LAWS8037 Surv Security and Democracy (6 UOC)
LAWS8040 Online Content Regulation (6 UOC)
LAWS8044 Electronic Comm Law (6 UOC)
LAWS8050 Globalisation and IP Law (6 UOC)
LAWS8054 Media & Comm. Industry Reg. (6 UOC)
LAWS8083 Sports Sponsorship & Marketing (6 UOC)
LAWS8139 Law and the Culture Industries (6 UOC)
LAWS8141 Censorship Contempt & Media (6 UOC)
LAWS8162 Media and Human Rights (6 UOC)
LAWS8173 Law PG Internships (6 UOC)
LAWS8423 Research Thesis: 6 uoc (6 UOC)
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