Bachelor of Media with Honours

University of Tasmania

The Bachelor of Media with Honours is a progressive, internationally recognised degree that prepares you for a career in the creative, media and information industries. Delivered through the School of Social Sciences, we provide the chance to learn from leading academics and working professionals from all areas of business, commerce and government. Explore relevant media theory and develop practical skills including writing, researching and producing media, and specialise in Screen, News and Journalism, Strategic Communications, or Media Practice and Analysis. Opening Semester 1, 2018 in the heart of Hobart's cultural precinct, The Media School's new facilities give you the opportunity to become proficient in new media technologies as they become available and use them to produce a range of content. Build a portfolio of your own work through the Media Projects minor and participate in work-integrated learning opportunities, which prepare you to get the most out of an industry placement and employer interviews. From 2018 onwards, you have more flexibility and choice in how your degree is structured, with real-world learning embedded, and an integrated Research or Professional Honours pathway after you successfully complete the Bachelor of Media. This degree is part of A New State of Mind we are creating through our new curriculum. Our program has strong links with the media industry in Tasmania, nationally and across the Asia region, and offers many opportunities to work within and alongside industry. Take part in field trips, internships and exchanges - many with generous scholarships - with our leading international partner institutions in Japan, Malaysia, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK. During your second and third year, you will develop a portfolio of media work through the Media Projects production minor. Whether you choose to undertake different projects each semester, or pursue one large-scale media project across all four, you will graduate with a significant portfolio of creative, media-related projects to show employers. The flexible structure of the Bachelor of Media with Honours allows you to tailor your course content to suit your own interests. Dive deeper to develop your area of media specialisation, or broaden your learning across other areas of interest with a major (eight units), minor (four units) or individual elective units from across the University of Tasmania. During your Honours year, you have the opportunity to further hone your skills through industry and community projects locally, nationally or internationally - including the option to undertake a second internship at an advanced level. You can also apply to pursue a Research Honours year instead, with admission based on academic merit.

Course Fee:

International: $124,130

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; alternate pathway with relevant experience

Subjects you can Study:

Media practice and analysis; News and Journalism; Screen; Strategic Communications; Honours research or professional pathways

Further information:

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Provider CRICOS: 00586B (TAS); 03058B (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hobart No info Yes Full time 4 years
Hobart No info Yes Part time 9 years

Why study with us: We are Australia’s fourth oldest university and our institution is classed within the top two per cent of universities worldwide. Tasmania is an affordable place to live, with a stunning natural environment and a welcoming community. For students looking for an exceptional, personalised university experience that will shape their future success, there is no better place to study.

Facilities and Services

The university’s campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie are large enough to offer students a focused and engaged learning environment with excellent facilities, but still small enough to ensure students receive the personalised advice and guidance not available at larger institutions.

Beyond Tasmania we also have three Sydney facilities, Rozelle and Darlinghurst, which offer nursing and paramedicine, and our Australian Maritime College study centre in Darling Harbour, which offers a range of marine and maritime programs.


  • College of Arts, Law and Education
  • College of Health and Medicine
  • College of Sciences and Engineering 
  • Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

Specialist institutes

  • Australian Maritime College
  • Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
  • Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Our students have access to a range of services to help them have a successful and enjoyable university experience. These include clubs, societies, gyms and sports teams.

As well as our orientation activities, our UniStart program is delivered on all campuses and online to help students develop the skills required for independent learning and success at university, such as critical reading, academic writing, and understanding academic assessment. Our Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program offers helpful unit-specific study sessions led by students who have previously succeeded in the same unit. 

Student advisors are also located within each college and offer individual help with challenges such as navigating systems or processes and physical or mental health. Students also have access to counselling 24 hours a day.

Admission and selection

Prospective students can apply for study at any time, and many of our courses have a midyear intake. We pride ourselves on supporting both academic high achievers and those who may not have a conventional academic history, including mature-aged students, career-changers and students without an ATAR. 

The university offers a range of generous scholarships across all areas of study for both domestic and international students. Awards are based on merit and equity and reward excellence and improve access for new and continuing students. 

Study options

Our international exchange program gives students the opportunity to study part of their course at universities around the world, including partner institutions in Asia and the USA. The university actively encourages students to undertake exchange and to assist we offer a range of financial assistance options. 

Our university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 150 postgraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. Our programs are accredited and professionally recognised by industry and professional bodies in Australia and abroad.

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