Course Description

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.


1.7 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts postgraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 59.2% (national average 71.4%)
Improved skills: 71.5% (national average 75.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 66.5% (national average 75.9%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of New South Wales (UNSW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts postgraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 76.9% (national average 68.5%)
Studying full time: 6.1% (national average 10.4%)
Median full time salary: $67,000 (national average $63,700)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 095804M
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Code: 8237

Entry Requirements

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship.
English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations and this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you will be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:English Language Tests and University English CoursesPrior study in the medium of EnglishOther qualifications