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

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 1.7 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%.

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

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.

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 with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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Fees

Indicative First Year Fee

$25,920*

Indicative Fee to Complete Degree

$39,600*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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