Master of Journalism

1-2 years full-time, Parkville Campus - Domestic and International students.


This is a journalism degree for the future, designed by leading academics and practitioners in news media who share the skills you need to play your part in redefining the profession.

Gain a theoretical and practical grounding in issues such as civics, governance, citizenship, the impact of new technologies, social media and new practices including Data Journalism. Investigate key concepts that frame recent developments in fields such as media law, management theory, globalisation, health policy, and climate change.

This program is designed to be the bridge between study and securing a career in the contemporary media industry. It is also suitable if you are a journalist or media practitioner looking to update your skills, undertake research or work on a major journalism project under advanced industry standard supervision, while gaining a globally recognised qualification.

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You will have the opportunity to

  • Learn both traditional and emerging practice from key industry figures including Course Coordinator, Dr Margaret Simons, a renowned Australian journalist and media commentator; former senior Fairfax editor Simon Mann, former ABC broadcaster Dr Christopher Kremmer and leading expert on media ethics Dr Denis Muller.
  • Undertake an internship with a news media organisation, either in Australia or internationally, and/or complete a journalism project under advanced industry standard supervision.
  • Gain valuable practical experience and transferable skills to extend your professional networks.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are employed by:

  • The Age
  • The Leader Community Newspaper
  • Kyabrum Free Press
  • China Spectator
  • Eureka Report

Our graduates are employed as:

  • Reporter
  • Editor
  • Freelance Journalist
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