Why study the Bachelor of Journalism

Journalism is an exciting occupation that allows you to meet different kinds of people and to travel. The basis of journalism is information - discovering, assembling, analysing and presenting information. Journalists require highly developed skills in language, understanding of the media, an interest in current affairs and a broad general knowledge.

UQ has offered a highly respected Journalism program since 1921, making it the longest established and most extensive program in Australia. Our outlook is progressive and courses keep pace with the latest developments in, and thinking about, journalism. Distinguished journalists participate in activities associated with the program.

More types of journalism are practised today than ever before as the number of media outlets proliferates. To stand out from the crowd, successful journalists enhance their all-round competence with personal enterprise, innovation, imagination and creativity.

Summary

  • Program code
    2040
  • 737001
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (27 Feb, 2017)
    Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2017)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    48
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 7

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Journalism are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Journalism. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of Journalism:

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Journalism have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Eligibility for honours is based on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules for the honours program.

Courses and Programs

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