Become a journalist of the future. The Master of Journalism degree, designed by leading academics and practitioners in news media, builds the skills you need to redefine your 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 bridges study and securing a career in the contemporary media industry. If you’re 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.
Who is it for?
Advance your current professional experience and adapt to the changing media landscape, or articulate from an undergraduate degree. Designed to impart the best practices in both traditional and emerging media, the Master of Journalism exposes you to key industry figures including renowned Australian journalists, senior Fairfax editors, former broadcasters and leading experts on media ethics. Apply the theory you learn to a real world internship with a news media organisation, either in Australia or internationally, and complete a journalism project under advanced industry standard supervision.
Where will it take me?
As a Master of Journalism, expect to advance your career in areas including:
- Broadcast, print and digital journalism
- Corporate communications
- Media advocacy
- Mobile and social media
- Public relations.
Graduates have also gone on to work in global organisations including:
- The Sunday Age
- ABC Radio National
- Channel Nine
- The Monthly Newsmodo CSIRO (Double Helix).
Applications must be submitted by:
- 31 December for Semester One (February) 2017 entry
- 31 May for Semester Two (July) 2017 entry
It is strongly recommended that applications are submitted by 31 October, 2016 for Semester 1, 2017 intake and 31 March, 2017 for Semester 2, 2017 intake to ensure that your application is assessed in time for processing of student visas.
Later applications may be accepted from onshore applicants. Please email Arts Grad admissions
For more detailed information please visit the Graduate Coursework application information web page.