Overview

Communications and Journalism students are equipped to be effective producers and analysts of a wide range of communications practices, informed by a solid understanding of media theory. The degrees Media Studies core will provide you with a philosophical and cultural foundation as well as conceptual and practical skills.Your studies will explore creativity, interactivity, ethics and engagement, equipping you to be a strong leader who inspires innovation and change at all levels of society and providing you with expertise in a range of communication skills as as well as the ability to adapt to emerging practices in the rapidly changing media industries. You can also spend a term overseas with one of our 200+ partner universities.

Program Code

3454

UAC Code

422700

CRICOS Code

064366G

Total units of credit (UOC)

144

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

57

Why choose this degree?

Studying law opens the door to countless opportunities, inside and outside the legal profession. UNSW Law instils the values, skills and qualities you’ll need to become a qualified legal practitioner with a strong sense of community and social justice. Employers seek our graduates for their critical thinking and analytical skills. We teach our students to think outside the box, so when it comes to your career, there will be many options available to you.

Majors

  • Art History and Theory
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Humanities
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French Studies
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Indonesian Studies
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Theatre and Performance Studies
  • Women's and Gender Studiesx

Minors

  • Art History and Theory
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Asian Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Advanced Chinese Studies
  • Criminology
  • Creative Writing
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Humanities
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French Studies
  • Advanced French Studies
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • History
  • International Business
  • Indonesian Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Advanced Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Advanced Korean Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Music Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Studies in Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Theatre and Performance Studies

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

• In-house counsel for news and media organisations

• Legal correspondent

• Corporate communications specialist

• Media analyst

• Journalist

Practical experience

Students in the Bachelor of Media in Communication and Journalism can gain relevant practical experience in a number of ways.

Opportunities include:

  • third year portfolio project or media internship
  • elective internship through the Arts & Social Sciences Vocational Placement (Internship) course
  • elective production courses from a wide range of faculties across UNSW, including Art & Design, Built Environment, Computing Science, and Engineering
  • use of advanced multimedia labs, digital video production, post production facilities, animation and audio studios for relevant courses

Overseas exchange program

You don't have to choose between overseas travel and study - you can do both! Spend a term overseas at a partner university and receive credit towards your Bachelor of Media degree at UNSW.

UNSW has over 200 partner universities in over 38 countries.

Honours

A year-long honours program is available for high achieving students in the Bachelor of Media in Communication and Journalism.

Honours is an intensive study program that provides the opportunity to engage in specialised research, to further develop analytical skills and expand your graduate options.

Find Your Career Match

At UNSW Arts & Social Sciences we want you to love what you do - and that means choosing a degree that will help you secure a job you love.

Find out which careers suit your personality type best and how we can help you get there.

Learn more

Entry requirements

2020 Lowest Selection Rank 1

84

2021 Guaranteed Entry 2

84

2020 A levels 3

14

2020 IB Diploma 4

31

2020 Lowest ATAR 5

76.25

1. 2020 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2020 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2020.

2. 2021 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

3. 2020 A levels

The 2020 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.

4. 2020 IB Diploma

The 2020 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2020. It is to be used as a guide only.

5. 2020 Lowest ATAR

The 2020 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Apply

Fees

2020 Indicative First Year Fee

$6,684*

Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 1

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at 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.

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