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Journalism - Bachelor of Laws, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Gold Coast, Australia
A Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws at Bond University, equips graduates with the opportunity to specialise in journalism while undertaking combined studies in law. Students can choose from six specialist majors, while developing the core legal skills essential to the practice of law.
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Overview

The Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws at Bond University is driven by a digital-first ethos and grounded in core journalistic traditions and values of truth, fairness and accuracy. This approach empowers students to harness and exploit established and emerging technologies to create career opportunities and new pathways. Students learn to conceptualise and create original and compelling content across platforms and are encouraged to use digital storytelling to engage with social issues and advocate for change.

Key features

  • Combined studies in Journalism and Law
  • Small class sizes and personalised approach to learning
  • Graduate sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees

Professional outcomes

The Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws enables you to graduate with two undergraduate degrees. The combined degree provides you with the professional outcomes and opportunities of both individual degrees. Please refer to the individual programs for professional outcomes.

Completing this combined program will provide opportunities for a range of careers in private, government and not for profit sectors. Graduates may seek to practise law whilst utilising a foundational understanding of the production of content for a range of traditional and multimedia platforms, or employ their understanding of journalism to work in biomedical industries with a background in compliance, regulation and intellectual property.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Image and Photography 
  • Writing for News Media 
  • The Australian Media 
  • Investigative Journalism 
  • Ethical and Legal Strategies for Communication 
  • Digital Publishing & Design 
  • Creative Writing: Fiction & Non•Fiction 
  • Foundations of Broadcast Journalism 
  • Freelance Writing & Reporting Specialties 
  • Multimedia Journalism 
  • Journalism Project 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

    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

  • Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
  • As a general rule, Bond University imposes a minimum age requirement of 17 years and a minimum entry score (expressed as an OP, ATAR, IB or equivalent). 
  • Applicants require a minimum entry score equivalent to OP15 or higher (ATAR 63.50 for admission) to be considered for admission into our bachelor programs.  
  • Applicants who are about to complete their final Year 12 assessment will be also considered, based on the predicted OP, ATAR or IB score provided by their school. 
CRICOS code: 093918F

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40080 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20040 AUD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34720 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17360 AUD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gold Coast

  • 1313 - 2310 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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