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Communication (Journalism), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The world is a noisy place. So much chatter. So many points of view. There's a flood of facts flowing through our phones. How many of those facts are true? And how can today's journalist report on news and feature stories that people can connect to? That's exactly what you're going to learn in this course.

About

Our journalism degree will prepare you for a changing world. You'll learn to prepare and present news and features for traditional outlets, as well as social media, podcasts, YouTube and emerging technologies.

This course goes beyond the writing, communication and ethical foundations of journalism and builds your production skills through hands-on experience in world class facilities. You'll access newsrooms, radio and TV studios and contribute to QUT News and other outlets. You'll also have the opportunity to apply for industry internships and international exchanges.

Learn from 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, we have sponsored the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism and the Queensland Clarion Awards.

Highlights

  • Join the list of our graduates including Leigh Sales, Peter Greste, Leila McKinnon, Conor Duffy and Karl Stefanovic.
  • Learn to prepare and present news through a variety of social channels and across online, print and broadcast platforms.
  • Go beyond the writing, communication and ethical foundations of journalism and build your production skills through hands-on experience in world class facilities.
  • Access newsrooms, radio and TV studios and contribute to QUT News and other outlets. You'll also have the opportunity to apply for industry internships and international exchanges.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Newswriting
  • Visual Journalism
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Introduction to Media and Entertainment Industries
  • Journalism Law

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    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:

    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.

Academic Requirements

When you submit your application, you’ll need to include certified copies of:
  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers, like your passport, national identity card, or student visa.

We accept test results from:

  • IELTS (Academic)
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE).

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    30200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30200 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    30200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30200 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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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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