Journalism

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:2 years
Foreign:$ 24.7k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Dec 31, 2021
StudyQA ranking:267

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Become a journalist of the future. The Master of Journalism degree, designed by leading academics and practitioners in news media, builds the skills you need to redefine your 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 bridges study and securing a career in the contemporary media industry. If you’re 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.

YEAR 1
SEMESTER 1 POINTS
Researching/Writing StoriesCOMPULSORY 25
Audio JournalismCOMPULSORY 12.5
JUNE POINTS
Dilemmas in Journalism: Law and EthicsCOMPULSORY 12.5
SEMESTER 2 POINTS
New Media: Businesses Forms DistributionCOMPULSORY 12.5
Newsroom-Applied Professional PracticeCOMPULSORY 12.5
Human Rights in Southeast AsiaELECTIVE 12.5
Islam and PoliticsELECTIVE 12.5
YEAR 2
SUMMER SEMESTER POINTS
Data JournalismELECTIVE 12.5
SEMESTER 1 POINTS
Journalism Thesis Part 1CORE 18.75
Researching Audiences and ReceptionELECTIVE 12.5
SEMESTER 2 POINTS
Journalism Thesis Part 2CORE 18.75
Investigative JournalismELECTIVE 12.5
Global Crisis ReportingELECTIVE 12.5

In order to be considered for entry to the 200 point program, applicants must have completed:

  • an undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%) average, or equivalent

Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.

In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • prior academic performance; and
  • relevance of previous studies

You must meet the English language requirements of the university to be eligible for a place. You can satisfy the English language requirements in a number of ways, depending on your circumstances.

  • IELTS 7.0 overall, with written 7.0 and no band less than 6.0
  • TOEFL IBT 94 + Writing 27;Speaking 18;Reading 13;Listening 13, PBT 600 +TWE 5.0

Scholarships

  • The Faculty of Arts 110 Scholarship
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