Journalism (Honours), Bachelor

Journalism (Honours), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
From print and broadcast media to online outlets and social media sites such as Twitter, the production and consumption of news has evolved and expanded. Today journalism is produced on more platforms than ever before and consumed through mobile phones and laptops alongside newspapers, TV and radio.


QUT’s journalism degree will 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 andcontext will provide you with a foundation for your journalism career in the twenty-first century.

You’ll have the opportunity to contribute industry-standard content to QUT News and other outlets, with access to state-of-the-art equipment and acilities including dedicated newsrooms, radio and TV studios, editing suites and production offices. 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, 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.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Training, Australia, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Year 1
  • learn writing, reporting, research, data analysis and data management skills
  • study sophisticated writing and production concepts
Year 2
  • further explore writing styles in magazines and feature writing
  • study broadcast reporting, writing and production
  • learn about journalism issues and ethics
Year 3
  • opportunities as senior reporters in print, broadcasting and online media
  • make current affair reports for 4EBFM radio, QUT News or online productions
  • study advanced writing and reporting 
  • opportunity for an internship within the industry

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

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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

    28900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28900 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    6600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 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.


In collaboration with Brisbane radio station, 4EBFM, QUT offers a one-year $5000 scholarship that provides broadcast experience and study support to students from non-English speaking backgrounds looking to work in the Australian media. Applications close in January 2017.

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