Bachelor of Journalism

University of Canberra

This program prepares students to be adaptable, reflective and skilled practitioners in a rapidly changing media environment. It reflects shifting industry practices by integrating journalism teaching in print, video, audio and online formats. It offers reflective training in investigation, specialist forms of journalism, long form journalism and emerging digital techniques. Students learn how to be adaptable practitioners in an industry undergoing rapid change. Students have access to industry standard broadcast and online facilities to produce and present their work. Staff bring a broad range of experience to their teaching from newsroom journalism to more specialist forms of practice so teaching is informed by cutting-edge research. Students produce news and current affairs stories in print, radio and TV disciplines for publication on the student journalism website. The degree examines the role of journalists in the broader media context, and through journalism and communication theory, develops the ability of students to think critically, analytically and ethically. It integrates theory and practice so graduates are informed practitioners who recognise the broader context of their work. The Communication Studies major provides students with an initial understanding of communication industries, theories and research, while Journalism major offers specific contextualised training. UC's strategic location in the national capital and proximity to national institutions, including federal parliament and the parliamentary press gallery, offers learning and internship opportunities for students.

Course Fee:

International: $83,100

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. Assumed knowledge: Basic digital literacies; ICT; computer, word processing and image production skills.


72 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Communication studies; Journalism; Content marketing; Social and digital campaigning

Study Pathways:

Honours is available.

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
UC College, Bruce No info No Full time 3 years
The University of Canberra is located in Australia's national capital. The University provides professionally based undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. They engage in applied research to support government, business and the professions regionally, nationally and internationally.

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