Journalism, Bachelor

Journalism, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
QUT’s journalism degree will inspire your curiosity and prepare you to investigate, write and present news across platforms including online, print, radio and television. Hands-on production experience combined with knowledge of theory and context will provide you with a foundation for your journalism career in the twenty-first century.

About

Why choose this course?

QUT’s journalism degree will inspire your curiosity and prepare you to investigate, write and present news across platforms including online, print, radio and television. Hands-on production experience combined with knowledge of theory and context will provide you with a foundation for your journalism career in the twenty-first century.

Throughout the course you will gain practical skills and have the opportunity to contribute industry-standard content to QUT News and other outlets.

You will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including dedicated newsrooms, radio and TV studios, editing suites and production offices. Your teachers will include working professionals and internationally renowned scholars of journalism and media studies. Journalism staff maintain close links to the industry through their association with high-profile awards and organisations. For example, QUT has sponsored the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism and the Queensland Clarion Awards.

Journalism students can pursue work experience through industry internships and international exchanges.

Career outcomes

QUT graduates develop successful careers in journalism working for newspapers, magazines, television, radio and online media. Others choose careers in public relations, media management and corporate communications. QUT journalism graduates have achieved distinction in high-profile media positions. Our graduates include senior Australian journalists such as Michael Crutcher, (former editor of The Courier-Mail), Leigh Sales, Leila McKinnon and Karl Stefanovic.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

You will learn foundation writing, reporting, research and data management skills, as well as the basic concepts that are necessary for the more sophisticated writing and production options that are contained in the second year of the journalism program.

Year 2

You will explore more sophisticated writing styles in magazine and feature writing. You will be introduced to broadcast reporting, writing and production. You will undertake the study of journalism issues and ethics.

Year 3

In the final year of your journalism degree you will have the opportunity to become senior reporters in print, broadcast and online. You will be involved in making current affairs reports for4EBFM radio, QUT News or online publications. You will also undertake an advanced unit in writing and reporting, and have the opportunity to undertake an internship with industry.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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Academic Requirements

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    26700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26700 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    26700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26700 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • 2018: $28900 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)
  • 2017: $26700 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

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.

Funding

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