Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws

Bond University

The Bachelor of Journalism is recognised internationally for its quality and innovation, incorporating foundations in journalistic traditions with emerging media trends. Students are trained in news writing, broadcast reporting, photography, media rounds and industries, digital publication and design, media ethics and law. Students can undertake specialised subjects such as Foreign Correspondence; Fashion, Travel and Sport Writing; Multimedia Production; Photojournalism; Creative Non-Fiction and Fiction Writing; Social Media and Citizen Journalism. Bond is committed to maintaining strong industry ties, with many assessment tasks linked to real world publication outcomes including internet publications. Students will have the opportunity to report for local, national and international media outlets throughout their degree and can undertake internships in Australia or internationally in places like New York, Washington and London. The Bachelor of Laws prepares students for a career as a legal professional, both within Australia and overseas. It provides students with a thorough grounding in essential areas of substantive law and access to a wide choice of law elective subjects, including the option of completing a specialisation. An integrated skills and professionalism program is embedded in the degree and focuses on core legal skills essential to the practice of law. The Bachelor of Laws provides an engaging learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career.

Course Fee:

Australian: $205,920
International: $228,960

Entry Requirements:

Bond University requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent for entry to Bachelor level programs. Bond does not rely solely on the Overall Position (OP) or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Rather, a range of criteria are also considered such as extracurricular activities and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership qualities and community involvement.

Structure:

3 core University subjects; 13 Foundation Journalism subjects; 6 Specialist Major subjects; 2 General Electives; 17 Compulsory Law subjects; 7 Law electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Advertising; Australian Studies; Business Context and Environment; Communication; Corporate Communication; Creative Writing; Criminology; Environmental Science and Management; Film and Television; International Relations; Media Studies; Multimedia Design; Philosophy; Public Relations; Social Media; Sport Industry; Sustainable Environment and Planning.

Further information:

The Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws enables you to graduate with two undergraduate degrees. The combined degree provides students 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.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00017B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gold Coast No info No Full time 4 years
Gold Coast No info No Part time
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Bond University's Scholarship Program encompasses a range of awards available to both Australian and international students at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. For more information, visit our scholarships page.

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