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Bachelor of Communication - Journalism, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Brisbane, Australia
In this Bachelor of Communication - Journalism program at University of the Sunshine Coast you’ll develop practical skills in print, broadcast, and digital media, along with a strong sense of ethics, and a good writing background to work in any media environment. 
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With a focus on practical learning, you’ll build a portfolio of professional-level work, participate in an internship, and publish and present journalism with industry partners.

In this Bachelor of Communication - Journalism program at University of the Sunshine Coast you will:

  • Learn from industry professionals and study courses in news writing, online journalism, broadcast journalism, feature writing, photography, media law, editing and investigative reporting.
  • Take part in radio and television broadcasts, and develop quality print and digital news content for local media.
  • Gain first-hand experience in news media through an internship in the media industry.
  • Build a portfolio of work to help you land a job in the competitive journalism industry.
  • Enjoy studying a quality journalism degree that has a high rate of graduate employment.

Career opportunities:

  • Journalist
  • Sub-editor
  • Online writer
  • Feature writer
  • Radio journalist
  • Television journalist
  • Digital content producer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Communication Theory and Trends
  • Visual Journalism
  • Communication and Thought
  • Screen Production and Editing
  • Media Publishing: Law & Ethics
  • News Writing and Reporting
  • Online Journalism
  • Feature Writing
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Investigative and Data Journalism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 098463C

  • secondary study
  • TAFE/vocational studies
  • tertiary studies
  • bridging/preparatory study
  • other entry qualifications (eg professional qualifications, employment experience, Special Tertiary Admissions Test).
  • refer to Pathways to study for more information
  • have satisfied any subject prerequisites as specified in the 'Why study this program?' tab on your preferred program page. Refer to satisfying subject prerequisites for more information. Recommended prior study is not a prerequisite subject, but a recommendation as to what knowledge students should possess in the subject area.
  • have satisfied the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • National Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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