60 months
982 AUD/credit 47136 AUD/year
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This combined Bachelor degrees in Communication (Journalism) - Laws at the University of Technology Sydney provides students with the knowledge and the practical skills required to become highly effective practitioners in either professional discipline, and meets the academic requirements for admission to practice law in NSW.    

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Journalism operates within a complex set of ethical and legal boundaries. Understanding the law and how it impacts professional journalistic practice is essential to both journalism and media-specific legal careers. 

The content of the combined Bachelor degrees in Communication (Journalism) - Laws at the University of Technology Sydney combines the intellectual, ethical and political foundations of journalism with the study of Australian legal theory and practice. 

Students learn to produce multi-platform journalism stories and build exceptional communication skills that are also applicable in the legal profession, including in research, writing and analysis.   

Elective choices include media-specific law subjects, cross-disciplinary communication subjects, or the Legal Futures and Technology major.

Graduates can pursue careers in media and communications legal practice, policy and research work; specialist legal and crime reporting and publishing for print, internet, radio or television; and legal communications or publishing in the private sector.


Career options include journalist with professional skills in one or more of the print, radio, television or internet media; lawyer in the media and communication industry or legal policy adviser in a government department such as the Australian Broadcasting Authority.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • Citizenship and Communication 
  • Stories from the Streets: Local Journalism, Social Media
  • Foundations of Law
  • Digital Literacies 
  • Narrative Multimedia Journalism
  • Ethics Law and Justice  
  • Communicating Difference

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 087786G  

  • Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.
  • The English proficiency   
  • To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47136 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 982 AUD per credit during 60 months.
  • All offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP).   

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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