Master of Journalism

1 - 2 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 075464C

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Course Description

Overview

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
  • Xinhun
  • The Monthly Newsmodo CSIRO (Double Helix).

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Application deadlines

Semester One (February) 2018 entry

31 October 2017

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Please note:

If you wish to be considered for a scholarship or bursary at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences you must submit an application to a GSHSS degree by 31 October 2017 noting that you must supply your final results and evidence of course completion by 30 November 2017 to meet the requirements of the scholarship criteria. If you are not able to meet these deadlines, you will be considered for the following intake.

It is strongly recommended your application is submitted by the following dates to ensure enough time for your student visa processing.

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