Master of Journalism

The University of Melbourne

This program is designed for students who are dedicated to pursuing careers in journalism and journalism-related fields, and for journalists and other professional practitioners working in the contemporary media industry who wish to develop additional advanced skills and knowledge. The industry of journalism is going through major change, and this program teaches the full range of journalism skills and critically engages with the professional conventions of journalism, with ethical and legal issues that impact on journalism, and with contemporary questions such as how new media technologies influence journalism practices.

Course Fee:

Australian: $60,221
International: $71,242

Entry Requirements:

200 point program: Undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of at least 70%, or equivalent. 150 point program: Undergraduate degree in a related discipline with a weighted average mark of at least 70%, or equivalent; or an undergraduate degree in any discipline, and a graduate certificate in a related discipline with a weighted average mark of at least 70%, or equivalent; or an undergraduate degree in any discipline with a weighted average mark of at least 70%, or equivalent, and at least one year of documented, relevant work experience. 100 point program: Honours degree in a related discipline with a weighted average mark of at least 70%, or equivalent; or an undergraduate degree in a related discipline with a weighted average mark of at least 70%, or equivalent, and at least two years' documented, relevant work experience.

Structure:

200-point, 150-point and 100-point programs available.

Subjects you can Study:

Journalism

Study Pathways:

Students who successfully complete the minor thesis with an overall grade point average of 75% or greater may be eligible to enrol in a higher research degree.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Related Careers:

Journalist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Full time 2 years
Parkville No info Yes Part time 4 years
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Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

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