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Masters (Coursework)

Perth
What you'll learn understand and apply a range of learning strategies; take responsibility for one's own learning and development; sustain intellectual curiosity and develop a commitment to professional research and publication, as well as reflective practice ...
Duration
6 months full-time
Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$20,770 total

Certificate

Perth
What you'll learn understand and apply a range of learning strategies including a commitment to professional research think critically in assessing and evaluating information communicate in a professional manner and across a variety of platforms, understanding...
Duration
6 months full-time
Study Mode
In person, Online
International Tuition Fees
$10,386 total
Graduate Satisfaction
81.50%

Graduate Certificate

North Ryde
The Graduate Certificate of Editing and Electronic Publishing is designed for practising editors who are looking to consolidate and expand their skill set into new areas of publishing, or for those with less editing experience who want to gain a qualification that will aid their employment prospects in the industry.
Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent

Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Duration
0.5 year full-time
Study Mode
Online
Domestic Tuition Fees
$11,000 per year / $5,500 total

Masters (Coursework)

Camperdown/Darlington
Gain the skills required for the dynamic world of book, magazine, digital and online publishing. Receive both professional training with direct vocational applications, as well as a scholarly approach to the history of publishing, its cultural significance and changing directions.
Entry Requirements

 

Entry in the 1 year or 1.5 year degree program is determined by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) criteria below:

Admission to candidature for the Master of Publishing (1.5 years full-time) requires:

  • a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit (65%) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, including a major in the humanities or social sciences, or an equivalent qualification.

Admission to candidature for the Master of Publishing (1 year full-time) requires:

  • completion of the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Publishing with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification; or
  • an Honours degree in a relevant discipline; or
  • relevant professional work experience and a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit (65%) average or an equivalent qualification.

If you do not meet the requirements listed above for direct entry to the Master's degree, you may be able to enter via a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in the same subject area and upgrade to the Master's after successful completion of the shorter course.

Intake Months
Feb, Aug
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$30,000 total
Graduate Satisfaction
83.90%

Graduate Diploma

Camperdown/Darlington
Equip yourself with the latest skills required for the dynamic world of book, magazine, digital and online publishing. Receive both professional training with direct vocational applications and a scholarly approach to the history of publishing, its cultural significance and changing directions.
Entry Requirements

 

Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Publishing requires:

  • a bachelor's degree with a minimum 60% average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, including a major in the humanities or social sciences, or an equivalent qualification; or
  • completion of the Graduate Certificate in Publishing with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification.
Intake Months
Feb, Aug
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$30,000 total
Graduate Satisfaction
83.90%

Graduate Certificate

Camperdown/Darlington
Gain the skills required for the dynamic world of book, magazine, digital and online publishing. Receive both professional training with direct vocational applications, as well as a scholarly approach to the history of publishing, its cultural significance and changing directions.
Entry Requirements

 

Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Publishing requires:

  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, with a major in the humanities or social sciences, or an equivalent qualification; or
  • in the absence of a bachelor's degree, evidence of three years equivalent professional experience in a relevant field.
Intake Months
Feb, Aug
Duration
6 months full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$15,000 total
Graduate Satisfaction
83.90%

Masters (Coursework)

Parkville
Become a journalist of the future. The Master of Journalism degree, designed by leading academics and practitioners in news media, builds the skills you need to redefine your profession.
Intake Months
Mar, Jul
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
83.20%

Graduate Diploma

Parkville
Learn to execute news copy with high-level oral and written communication skills back up by expertise in researching, writing and editing your own work.
Intake Months
Mar, Jul
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$30,560 total
Graduate Satisfaction
83.20%

Masters (Coursework)

Parkville
The Master of International Journalism is targeted at students interested in understanding and producing journalism in an international field of practice, where it is important that key skills are complemented by an understanding of different professional traditions, conventions, cultures and...
Intake Months
Mar, Jul
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
83.20%

Graduate Certificate

Parkville
The Graduate Certificate in Journalism (Advanced) is associated with the already established Master of Journalism. The Certificate's four core compulsory subjects develop your critical and technical skills, while a number of journalism-related electives build on this skill set.
Intake Months
Mar, Jul
Duration
6 months full-time, 12 months part-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$15,280 total
Graduate Satisfaction
83.20%

Journalism Courses overview

Journalism is the gathering and presentation of news through rigorous investigation and eloquent writing. Professionals in the field must hold their research to a high standard so stories they present and events portrayed are accurate. Postgraduate study offers a range of opportunities, from proper communication in the case of disasters to advanced public writing and social media management.

The field found its roots at various times across the world. Early newspapers in China have been discovered dating back to the second century. Conversely, the first French newspaper only saw publication in the 17th century by the will of the king’s physician. It wasn’t until the 19th century that newspapers and journalism became widely utilised in most areas of the world.

Nowadays, journalism is a hotly debated topic. Public discourse is saturated with enormous quantities of suspect material. Professional journalists must now strive to uphold the truth despite these odds.

Is journalism for me?

Journalism is for curious investigators wanting to uncover the truth of a claim, story or event. It requires an enormous amount of patience and dedication, making it for meticulous and detail-oriented individuals wishing to put their skills to use. It is for those who can separate themselves from their stories so they can be unbiased.

Study pathway

Journalism can be studied up to master level, with each course providing different levels of detail.

Graduate certificates are six-month programs designed to provide an entry-level understanding of the field. Students can expect institutions like Griffith University to provide units in proper communication, advanced public writing and media decision-making capabilities. These courses are perfect for aspiring journalists, requiring a bachelor degree from any field with a passing GPA (50%). This makes them even more accessible than most other graduate courses.

Graduate diplomas are for students desiring a more advanced skill set. Programs from the University of Melbourne and others offer specialised capabilities that cater to student interests and career aspirations. Examples of these include units in video journalism, investigative journalism, advanced non-fiction writing and data journalism. These courses traditionally take a year of full-time study to complete, requiring relevant undergraduate study and a high credit GPA (70%) for entry.

Master degrees in journalism provide comprehensive knowledge of the craft. They are offered by Monash University and others with the intent to give students plenty of options. Theirs, in particular, offers a vast selection of electives in war journalism, politics, digital storytelling, design, editing, investigative reporting, global change, feature writing and many more. The degree tends to feature practical opportunities as well, such as internships and studio projects. This makes it a highly employable qualification, taking two years of full-time study to complete if undergone full time. Students require at least an undergraduate degree in any discipline to enter, with cognate disciplines potentially leading to faster completion.

Employment options

Advertising copywriter

The time spent honing literary skill throughout postgraduate journalism prepares graduates well for the world of advertising. Writing for billboards, websites, catalogues and more is the bread and butter for these professionals. Companies like McCann and Blackbocks require advertising copywriters to create effective promotional materials for their clients to help them grow their brands.

Newspaper journalist

Newspaper journalists research public events from state to national level in order to inform the public. Editorials and opinion pieces are also used to shape these stories. Large newspapers like The Canberra Times and The Sydney Morning Herald thrive on the work done by their journalists, as they are the crucial component that allows them to function.

Public relations officer

These professionals walk the line between copywriter and newspaper journalists, instead of using their journalism skills to sway public opinion in favour of a client. They can work for massive corporations or individuals, acting as a necessity in modern brand development tactics. Companies like Ball PR and PPR function by the efforts of public relations officers, who in turn make their clients shine.

Specialisations

Journalism qualifications lead to a great variety of specialised careers, not just working at a newspaper. The following are examples:

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TAL Australia Office Tour

Concierge desk at 363 George Street

GradAustralia is rebranding to Prosple

We're thrilled to announce next month (May 2023), we'll be rebranding as Prosple! Our new name will reflect our ongoing rapid global growth and our mission to help every student get the best possible start to their career.

Arup Melbourne Office

Take a sneak peek inside Arup's office facilities in Melbourne, where new graduates start their careers!

Arup Sydney Office

Take a virtual tour inside Arup's office at Barrack Place, 151 Clarence St, Sydney.

Your ultimate guide to negotiating salary as a fresh grad

You’ve spent years working your way through university. You chose a major, studied hard (hard enough, anyway), got good grades, and earned your degree. Now you’re eager to start your first graduate job — and you’ve got an offer letter on the table.

Institutions offering Journalism Courses