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University of Tasmania

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Graduate Diploma of Journalism, Media and Communications

  • Graduate Diploma

This course is offered on a full fee paying basis with fees established per unit enrolled.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$30,450 per year / $30,450 total

About this course

This course is offered on a full fee paying basis with fees established per unit enrolled.

The postgraduate coursework program in Journalism, Media and Communications aims to produce expert, independent and entrepreneurial communicators. Designed for those wanting to promote and implement change across a range of social, environmental, political and business settings, the course helps you to develop advanced analytical and critical skills and professional-level communications expertise. You will learn to communicate in writing and visually to an advanced level, develop knowledge of the strategic and political communications fields and media industries, and produce and engage with traditional and emerging media platforms and practices.

Enrolment in a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma is available from semester 2, 2014, and (subject to approval) in a one-year or two-year Masters from semester 1, 2015. You are able to articulate from a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma into a Masters course, dependent on satisfactory completion of studies.

The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and two-year Masters are designed for students who wish to build on bachelor degrees in any field including, but not limited to, science, health, social work, arts, business or law to become professional and effective communications specialists. The one-year Masters is designed for a) graduates with significant relevant industry experience who wish to update and enhance their skills in media and communications, while also undertaking a period of sustained research or creative practice on a related topic, and b) graduates of an honours degree in Journalism, Media and Communications or equivalent, who wish to pursue further professional-focused study.

Students may be able to complete an internship, including with NGOs, arts and community groups, development organisations, public relations and political consultants, and science and health institutions.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree or equivalent.

Minimum Prior Qualification

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