Overview

This comprehensive education in journalism, media studies and communication aims to ensure you are industry-ready. The Master of Journalism and Communication will enable you to develop specialist knowledge of the social, economic and political role of media in Australia and internationally. You will be encouraged to think critically about media practice and production, and develop a capacity for ethical decision making. You will reflect on varied international approaches to media and communication practice, and gain an understanding of the evolving nature of the convergent media landscape.

Program Code

8237

CRICOS Code

095804M

Total units of credit (UOC)

72

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

57

Why choose this degree?

You will acquire a portfolio of skills in media practice, equipping you for work in print, radio, television and online media as well as in the media relations and corporate communication sectors.

Who should choose this degree?

Graduates and professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and skill base, and/or enter the journalism, media and communication industries, would benefit from this degree.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Journalism
  • Freelance Writing
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Media Research and Production
  • Strategic Communications
  • Public Relations

Entry requirements

The entry requirements are as follows:

For the 1 year stream (A)

Honours degree or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65% *Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%, plus one year relevant professional experience For the 1.5 year stream (B)

Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65% Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%, plus one year relevant professional experience Honours degree or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65% Relevant disciplines include:

Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences Media, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing Business, Economics, Commerce Law Applicants with a degree in a discipline not listed here but who wish to make a case for its academic relevance to these programs should enquire here: studyarts@unsw.edu.au.

*it is expected that a Graduate Diploma will have been completed after an undergraduate degree.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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